Tuesday, May 21, 2019
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Workers Comp and Disabilities Fraud

The Wrong Determination

In the State of Florida, most businesses with four or more employees must carry a workers’ compensation policy. State laws determine whether a business needs coverage and which employees must be included on the policy. Today’s fraud article is about a Tallahassee, Florida business owner who...

Truckin’ Along

According to the Social Security Administration (SSA), an estimated 135.6 million U.S. workers were covered by workers’ compensation insurance in 2015. With premiums costing anywhere from less than $100 to thousands a year per employee, workers’ compensation insurance can be a huge expense for employers depending on...

Cookie Jar

Today’s fraudster from Berea, Ohio is a cook who got caught with his hand in the cookie jar. That may not sound out of sorts for the man’s profession; however, the cookie jar in this case belonged to the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation (BWC)....

The Camera Doesn’t Lie

How many times have you seen a photograph of yourself and wondered if you really looked like the image staring back at you? (You had no idea you looked that bad, right?) A former Santa Clara County, California Sheriff lieutenant is looking...

In a Hurry

A Euclid, Ohio woman was in a hurry to commit workers compensation fraud. She was so busy that she couldn’t fit in time for her physical therapy appointments and consequently, her physical therapy provider noticed. (It’s nice to know that there are reputable medical service providers who...

Making a Dishonest Living

Drywall, a cost-efficient replacement to plaster, has been around since the early 1900s. While it has revolutionized modern construction, it does pose some risks to workers who install the material. A Pataskala, Ohio drywall installer, who reported an on-the-job injury, was recently convicted for...

Hello…You’ve Just Been Busted for Fraud

Voicemail greetings serve several useful purposes. They let callers know that you are unavailable to talk. They also provide a way for important messages to get through. Today’s fraudster from northeast Ohio used his personal voicemail greeting for yet another purpose – to inadvertently...

Lacking

Workers’ compensation fraud can be segmented into three types: employees, employers and healthcare providers. The most common type of employee fraud involves a fictional injury or illness that is non-work-related. Employers scam the system by misclassifying employees or neglecting to purchase workers’ compensation insurance...

Piece of the Fraud Pie

Many workers’ compensation fraud schemes involve supposedly injured workers who claim they are unable to work, when they actually can. Sometimes they are caught on surveillance video performing physical activities that their workers’ compensation forms claim they cannot do. Today’s fraud case is a...

Bad to the Bone

One of the most basic requirements for any job – whether you are working your first part-time job as a teenager or are a week from retirement – is to show up. That is especially true for any orthopedic surgeons running their own medical...
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