CBS News recently did a 60-minute segment about stem cell fraud. Their report first started two years ago with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, Steven Watters and Michael Martin. Doctors Lawrence Stowe and Frank Morales offered a $125,000 stem cell therapy that was ...Read the rest
From builders to tree trimmers, we see a lot of fraud in the world of contracting. This week’s story comes from the Fraud Dog’s stomping grounds. Hernando County Sheriff’s detectives arrested three men claiming to be licensed contractors in early November. Paul Kariotis, 58 of ...Read the rest
We’ve covered everything from medical fraud to Internet fraud, and this week, we’re spotlighting a growing trend of unscrupulous roofing companies that are going the extra mile to commit insurance fraud. It all starts with a roofing company offering to handle all paperwork with the ...Read the rest
Veteran’s Day may be over, but we’re grateful for our military service men and women every day. Unfortunately, some unscrupulous fraudsters target our military men and women via several common scams. Linda Webb was recently featured on YourNews.com, vowing to fight fraud inside America’s borders. ...Read the rest
Fraudsters keep getting more and more creative. On September 29th, federal prosecutors said that Illinois medical equipment supplier Gary Winner, 49, pled guilty in Rhode Island to charges that he shipped unwanted “erectile pumps” to diabetes patients as part of a Medicare fraud scheme.
Medical fraud reports now seem to be a daily reality. Local newspapers detail stories of crooked doctors falsifying documents to bill Medicare for hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of treatment and equipment. A court filing Wednesday charged New Orleans physician Dr. Anthony Stephen Jase ...Read the rest
South Florida is known for its warm weather, trendy Miami and year-round sun. Unfortunately, it also leads the nation in Medicare fraud. Last week, the Miami Herald reported on a nationwide law enforcement crackdown that charged 91 people – including doctors and other medical professionals ...Read the rest
As politicians continue to scramble to find a feasible way to reduce and stabilize the nation’s debt, Linda Webb is calling on Congress to declare war on the fraud that is attacking our economy and eating away at jobs and consumer confidence.
Not only has the technological revolution changed the way we live and communicate, it has proven to be a game-changer in the cat-and-mouse dance between fraud investigatorsand crooked workers’ compensation claimants.
They’re surreptitiously set in strip-malls alongside legitimate businesses. With a storefront and a sign they easily prey on the public as just another proprietor trying to make a buck. However, with these businesses the buck stops here. We’re talking about pill mills: illegal make-shift “clinics” ...Read the rest