Saturday, March 23, 2019
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Workers Comp and Disabilities Fraud

Hypocritical Behavior

When a person's moral standards and behavior don't match up, they could be called a hypocrite. A former police sergeant, who retired from the force due to a shoulder injury, got into trouble for submitting a false Social Security disability claim. (One might say...

Caught in the Act

A picture is worth a thousand words and in the case of one California fraudster, one word – ''guilty.'' According to an article in the Daily Press, video surveillance led to the conviction of an out-of-work woman who tried to collect workers' compensation benefits...

Taking the Government for a Ride

Workers' compensation is a wonderful benefit for workers who are injured or become ill because of their job. If qualified to get the government benefits, workers receive weekly compensation and medical care paid for by the employer's insurance carrier as directed by the state's...

Nailing Fraud

Construction sites are typically full of large machines, nails scattered in the dirt and caution signs. There's a lot of scraping and banging as things are being built. While men and women with hard hats and neon vests bob in and out of building...

X-Rated Fraud

Greed can make a person do some shocking things. Today 's "Fraud of the Day" spotlight shines on an Arkansas man who operated a strip club and brothel out of his home while receiving Social Security disability benefits. The X-rated fraud scheme operated out of...

When Identity Fraud Becomes Impersonation

In the past, fraudsters have gone out of their way to commit fraud; digging through trash cans and falsifying documents. Modern technology has enabled fraud to be perpetrated at a more comfortable ''digital'' distance. But today's fraud reported in the New York Daily News...

Bum Knee

Most people who can attest to having a torn ACL in their knee would say that it is a painful injury. The man at the center of today's ''Fraud of the Day'' case claimed that he had injured his knee (an MRI showed a...

Fraud in Absentia

The justice system does not look fondly upon individuals who skip their court date. But in the case of today’s fraudster, he had a reasonable excuse as to why he was in Absentia. (He was already serving time in prison for an unrelated crime...

Held Captive

Listen to this Story Fraud is dangerous business and can be life-threatening. (Even though it's extremely inconvenient to have your identity stolen or to see your hard earned tax dollars stolen by criminals through a variety of scams, we...

Trouble on the Tarmac

Richard A. Mariani, 76, pleaded guilty to one count of fraud in obtaining federal employee compensation and was sentenced by U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge M. Page Kelly to six months of probation and ordered to pay $38,052 in restitution to the Department of Labor.
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