Insurance Fraud Grinches: 9 Most-Brazen Insurance Scammers of 2018
WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 7, 2018--The holiday season rang in with the year’s 9 most-brazen insurance-fraud grinches taking short sleigh rides for long prison terms after foisting outsized and elf-delusional insurance thefts.
Stay alert for holiday insurance scams — and fraud grinches year-around:. Hang up on healthcare robocalls selling bogus “Trumpcare,” “Obamacare” and suspiciously low-priced health plans. . Avoid medical identity theft … protect your sensitive medical information — and good credit. . Steer clear of shady home contractors who steal your downpayment, do bogus repairs and overbill your insurance. Senior scams. Seniors are regular targets of scams such as: … expensive and unneeded … unwanted .
Hall of Shame Inductees
. The largest doctor bribery scheme in U.S. history saw chiropractor David Nicoll stealing more than $100 million. He bribed at least 38 corrupt doctors for false testing of blood samples in Parsippany,N.J.
. Public adjuster Jorge Fausto Espinosa burned and flooded dozens of homes for $14 million of inflated claims in South Florida. Damage was rigged to look like electrical problems, kitchen accidents and faulty water lines.
. Homeless people were inflicted with painful and unneeded spinal injections. Detroit-area streets also were flooded with more than 4 million painkillers in a $300-million Medicare plot by Dr. Mishiyat Rashid.
. Yury Baumblit ran unsafe flophouses that housed homeless people and addicts in the New York City area. He pushed many into unneeded drug rehab, forced some to take drugs, and evicted anyone who didn’t cooperate.
. Kirsten Wallace co-owned a corrupt sober home that stole the identities of addicts to overbill insurers in a $175-million insurance crime. It was one of the largest health-insurance plots in California history.
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James Quiggle, Director of Communications, 202-393-7331 c; 202-246-8071 c
KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES INSURANCE
SOURCE: Coalition Against Insurance Fraud
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