11 Arrested in Florida on Staged Accident Charges

December 30, 2010

A year-long investigation targeting insurance fraud has resulted in 11 arrests and three pending arrests connected with four Florida chiropractic clinics.

In January, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office Organized Crime Bureau began investigating clinics suspected of committing insurance fraud by paying people to become involved in staged, intentional traffic accidents. The clinics were suspected of billing insurance companies for the maximum amount allowed for treatment, although little or no treatment actually occurred.

The arrests announced by the sheriff’s office are a result of this investigation thus far. The National Insurance Crime Bureau, the Florida Department of Health, Infinity Insurance Co., State Farm Insurance Co., AIG Insurance Co. and Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. cooperated with the investigation.

The clinics connected with the arrests are: Royal Therapy Center, Inc.; Medical Cuban American, Inc.; Gulf Coast Therapy & Rehabilitation, Inc. and Health Park Chiropractic.

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