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August 2017 Archives

Health care fraud sentence

A Florida physician who was charged with health care fraud has been sentenced to a year in prison. The 60-year-old physician must also pay more than $1 million in restitution and $1,134,000 in fines. The court mandated that more than $1 million must be forfeited to the federal government. She must also serve three years under a supervised release and perform 1,200 hours of community service. She was convicted of 162 counts of health care fraud.

Florida teen sentenced to prison for unemployment scam

In late July, a federal court in Miami handed a 54-month prison sentence to a 19-year old man convicted of defrauding individuals, banks, credit card companies, and the state unemployment insurance fund. According to court records, he used a complex system of identity theft to pull off various online scams that totaled more than $1 million in losses. The stolen identities came from a database kept by the Florida Department of Employment. Investigators obtained the IP address used during the data heist and used this information to carry out the arrest.

Man caught with underage child now facing child porn charges

On Aug. 9, it was reported that a Florida man who was already in police custody for battery is now facing charges for child molestation. According to authorities in Tallahassee, the 23-year-old man was accused of engaging in sex acts with an underage boy.

Florida administrator accused of involvement in fraud scheme

A state health care administrator is accused of taking bribes to assist in a Medicare fraud scheme. A nursing home owner allegedly orchestrated a $1 billion health fraud. The 66-year-old administrator made just over $31,000 annually at her job, where she oversaw inspections at nursing home facilities. The owner of the nursing homes was a wealthy 48-year-old businessman who owns numerous facilities in Florida.

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