Saturday, June 23, 2018

Recycling program in the red

By Laura Swan
The Bisbee Observer
After years of people hearing that Bisbee’s recycling program saves the city money, it turns out it does not. Instead, a recent cost analysis indicates that the program is operating in the red.
According to information provided to the Bisbee Observer––a summary of expenses from July 1, 2017, to May 31, 2018––the recycling program is in the red by $161,309 after revenues and expenses.
Total recycling revenues for that time frame were $32,716, and expenses totaled $194,025.
Mayor David Smith said he has had a difficult time reconciling a profit in the recycling program with the bottom line profit and loss for t ....read full story (e-subscribers only)

Bisbee woman indicted in Medicare fraud case

 By Laura Swan
The Bisbee Observer
A Bisbee business owner has been indicted by a U.S. grand jury and is facing 55 felony charges and a federal lawsuit accusing her of scamming more than $1 million from Medicare by filing bogus claims.
Frances Jones (aka Francis Jones), owner-operator of Oxicheck Northwest, located on Naco Highway, has been indicted on charges including health care fraud, aggravated identity theft and false statements relating to a health care matter.
According to the criminal complaint filed against Jones, an investigation revealed that Jones, through her company Oxicheck, submitted numerous false claims to the Medicare progr ....read full story (e-subscribers only)

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