Charges of fraud can lead to serious and long-lasting consequences for a health care provider, such as the suspension of one's medical license, financial penalties and fines, as well as potential prison time. A podiatrist in Ohio with a history of fraud conviction not related to his medical practice now faces charges for illegally submitting Medicare and Medicaid claims amounting to more than $1.1 million.
You're watching white collar crime play out in your office, right under the company's nose, and no one else has any idea what's happening.You're not committing the crime yourself. It's a simple financial scheme to skim some money off of the top. One of your co-workers, who you've grown close with over the years, dreamed it up. They're fairly sick of the job, they don't feel respected and they finally decided to take that next step and "get what they deserve," as they put it.
If you work in the professional world, there are many ways that you might find yourself facing fraud charges. Our systems of commerce are complex, and even well-meaning individuals can violate laws or regulations without realizing it or intending any harm.