Employee benefits fraud is the real deal. When someone - an employee or provider commits benefits fraud they are stealing from the employer who offers the group benefit program - NOT the insurance carrier.
The consequences of benefits fraud are like the cards in the game of Monopoly.
You don't get to pass go and collect your $200 because you're fired. Stealing from your employer is a serious and fire-able offence. This can also make it difficult to find a new job.
If you're lucky you'll land a get out of jail free card. Even if you do, a fraud conviction results in a permanent criminal record. A permanent record will make doing fun things like travelling difficult. You could also have difficulty getting a job and achieving other life goals like buying a home.
Like the community chest card - you'll still have to pay your doctor's fee. Those who commit fraud could be responsible to repay the stolen money.
Not committing benefits fraud is easy and you can learn more at fraudisfraud.ca