fraud http://ripr.org en Rhode Island Labor Department Boosting Fraud Crackdown Programs http://ripr.org/post/rhode-island-labor-department-boosting-fraud-crackdown-programs <p>The Department of Labor and Training says it saw an increase this year (2013) in the number of prosecutions for fraudulent claims and will continue programs next year that crack down on fraud.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 14:03:03 +0000 Catherine Welch 26963 at http://ripr.org Cranston Estate Planner Sentenced Six Years For Fraud Scheme http://ripr.org/post/cranston-estate-planner-sentenced-six-years-fraud-scheme <p>Cranston estate planner Joseph Caramadre has been sentenced to six years in prison for his role as architect of an investment scheme that exploited the terminally ill.&nbsp; Once he gets out of prison he’ll have to put in 3,000 hours of community service.</p><p></p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 19:35:40 +0000 Flo Jonic 26358 at http://ripr.org Cranston Estate Planner Sentenced Six Years For Fraud Scheme East Providence Man Pleads to Unemployment Insurance Fraud http://ripr.org/post/east-providence-man-pleads-unemployment-insurance-fraud <p>An East Providence man has pleaded no contest to unemployment insurance fraud.&nbsp; Forty-nine-year-old Richard Daigle was sentenced to ten years probation and ordered to pay restitution to the state in excess of $10,000.</p><p>Attorney General Peter Kilmartin said if the case had gone to trial, prosecutors would have proven that for a six-month period starting in 2010 Daigle was working at a Stop N Shop store but failed to advise the state Department of Labor and Training of his earnings.</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 19:16:30 +0000 Flo Jonic 22885 at http://ripr.org Medicaid Report Finds Some Fraud; Bigger Problem is Data Sharing http://ripr.org/post/medicaid-report-finds-some-fraud-bigger-problem-data-sharing <p>Governor Lincoln Chafee has released a new report on Medicaid fraud. Lawmakers and citizen groups had been pressuring Chafee to make the report public.</p><p>And, after declining for fear of jeopardizing fraud investigations, Chafee finally released the <a href="http://www.governor.ri.gov/stopfraud/">report</a>, along with several proposed anti-fraud bills and a timeline of his administration’s efforts over the past few years to crack down on corruption.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 21:48:38 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 11887 at http://ripr.org Medicaid Report Finds Some Fraud; Bigger Problem is Data Sharing State ends free tax prep service http://ripr.org/post/state-ends-free-tax-prep-service <p>(PROVIDENCE, RI) A spike in fraudulent income tax returns has prompted the suspension of a free state tax preparation service.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:54:51 +0000 Flo Jonic & f 7261 at http://ripr.org