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Fraud News Weekly

Wednesday, August 29, 2012


LEGISLATION

Gov. Cuomo signs prescription drug database into law

August 28, 2012, Staten Island, NY -- It's now the law of the state -- the governor on Monday authorized a database that tracks whether patients are bouncing from doctor to doctor to stockpile prescriptions of drugs like oxycodone. Three years after the Advance highlighted a deadly abuse epidemic that has killed more people on Staten...

more info > Silive.com


RATE EVASION

N.J. woman charged with lying for lower premiums

August 28, 2012, Somerset County, NJ -- Maria Demeter, also known as Maria Schebece, 42, of Hillsborough was charged Monday with insurance fraud, third degree, Somerset County Prosecutor Geoffrey D. Soriano said. Along with Somerset County Prosecutor's Office Chief of Detectives Stuart A. Buckman, Soriano said that in April, the...

more info > MyCentralJersey.com


FALSE CLAIM

Illinois man arrested for $8K fake home burglary

August 28, 2012, Freeport , IL -- Khaliq Rafeeq, 33, of Freeport was arrested Friday, Aug. 24 for theft over $500, insurance fraud, and disorderly conduct for filing a false police report. Freeport police say that Rafeeq filed the false report on Aug. 7 after listing $8,000 in items that he claimed was stolen. He also filed an...

more info > JournalStandard.com


CONTRACTOR FRAUD

Missouri roofer forged family's signature on certificate

August 28, 2012, Belleville, MO -- A Belleville family is upset after they say a contractor sent over a certification of completion that was signed by a dead family member. Kent McCoy and his mother, Dorothy, recently hired Baney Construction and Restoration to repair her roof. It was one thing when the roof did not get replaced....

more info > KMOV.com


MEDICAL FRAUD

Fla. brain injury center named in $7.6M overbilling suit

August 28, 2012, Tallahassee, FL -- A South Florida brain injury rehab facility, already being cited for improperly keeping non-brain-injured patients and being investigated for abuse, is now being sued for alleged widespread and intentional fraud. Allstate Insurance filed the suit in federal court against the Florida Institute for...

more info > WFSU.com


DRUG DIVERSION

Ky. man charged with trafficking pills at checkpoint

August 28, 2012, Clay County, KY -- Kentucky State Police arrested a man and charged him with trafficking pills at a traffic safety checkpoint in Clay County Sunday night. Police say troopers stopped a Buick at the checkpoint on US-421 at KY-1350 and determined the driver was under the influence of drugs. Police searched the vehicle...

more info > LEX18.com


WORKERS COMP

Surveillance can be a very helpful tool for work comp

August 28, 2012, Washington, DC -- When fraud is suspected or the injured employee appears to be malingering, surveillance by private investigators is often utilized to obtain information that can be used to move the workers' compensation claim to a conclusion. Surveillance properly conducted and documented can be very...

more info > WorkersCompensation.com


PUBLIC AWARENESS

N.Y. Alliance offers 6 ways to fight life insurance fraud

August 8, 2012, Albany, NY -- Circumstances are often dire when someone contemplates faking death. The recent case of Raymond Roth, whose son reported him missing last week, highlights the need to be ever-mindful of life insurance scams, warns the New York Alliance Against Insurance Fraud (NYAAIF). Having tripled his life...

more info > Read Media


FALSE CLAIM

Art owner in Minn. accused of auctioning 'stolen' items

August 8, 2012, St. Paul, MN -- Yesterday in federal court, a 39-year-old St. Paul man was charged with filing a false insurance claim for $250,000. Jason William Sheedy was charged via an Information with one count of wire fraud in connection to this incident. The charging document states that between September of 2007 and May...

more info > The United States Department of Justice