Friday, December 4, 2020

Taking a Bite Out of Fraud

Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article entitled, “Waukesha dentists sentenced to jail for tax fraud,” published by the Journal Sentinel. Two Waukesha dentists will serve jail time for filing fraudulent Wisconsin income tax returns in three separate years.

Bad Hotel Service

Everyone wants to enjoy a nice vacation where the hotel is equipped with fresh bedding, soft towels, room service, and large entertainment systems. (All these amenities cost the hotel a pretty penny behind the scenes.) One hotel owner went too far in trying to...

More Than a Time Out

Most successful criminals elude law enforcement because they know how not to get caught. They try to blend in by behaving in ways that convince others that they are not a threat. They also rely on a lack of evidence to convict them and...

Things That Go Together

Some things go together perfectly like salt and pepper, peanut butter and jelly, or shoes and socks. The owner of a Milwaukee, Wisconsin mental health clinic tried to use an interesting combination of urine tests and offshore telemedicine therapy to carry out a Medicaid fraud scheme. (That’s...

Caught Red-handed

Medicaid is a government health insurance program that is meant to financially assist those who may not otherwise be able to afford healthcare coverage. While the intention of Medicaid is pure, the intentions of those looking to exploit it for their own financial gain...

Child Care Fraud is Not Child’s Play

It's hard to be told ''no'' – the word often puts a spark of motivation into someone to push even harder. A Wisconsin woman took that spark of motivation a bit too seriously and is now about to go to prison for fraud. According to...

Fraud Finder

It's always interesting to discover how fraudsters spend their illegally gained funds. Some like fancy cars, luxurious houses or expensive vacations. A mom and son duo mentioned in an article posted on WAFF.com are charged with stealing approximately $100,000 from a government funded health...

Oh Sister, Why Fraud Thou?

As any fan of crime shows can attest, criminals' patterns are usually what lead to their capture. If one get-rich-quick scheme seems to be working, why not keep it going? (Trick question.) The answer can be found in the experience of three Wisconsin sisters...

Sanctimonious and Erroneous

Stealing money, even with the intention of paying it back, is still a crime. And the punishment can set you back further than where you started. According to a K2 Radio report of a Wyoming man, his ''benefits borrowing scheme'' from the Unemployment Division...

Let’s Be Clear

The Social Security Administration's Office of the Inspector General is pretty clear about the types of potential fraud situations they investigate. For example, an investigation will ensue if there are suspicions that someone is receiving Social Security benefits for the following types of circumstances:a...
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