Claim of the week: Fraud is not funny

The 2010 Insurance Fraud Hall of Shame, courtesy of the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud:

The Hall of Shame calls public attention to insurance fraud by putting a human face on an $80-billion crime that many consider a victimless prank.

Please click through and don’t expect anything funny, because fraud isn’t.
Instead expect this:

Nearly 70 patients died from ingesting painkillers dolled out by Dr. Stephen Schneider. His Wichita, Kans.-area clinic was a haven for addicts seeking easy access to prescription narcotics. Schneider billed insurers for many of the illegal drugs. One addict’s decomposing body was discovered in his apartment after overdosing on Schneider-supplied drugs. Schneider received 30 years.

More at the link.

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