Three Arrested in Florida in Unlicensed Clinic PIP Fraud Scam

February 25, 2015

Three Central Florida arrests were made by the Florida Division of Insurance Fraud for the operation of an unlicensed clinic in Orlando that was used as part of a personal injury protection (PIP) fraud scheme, according to the Florida Department of Financial Services.

Dr. Lherisson Domond, a Coconut Creek resident, fronted ownership of the clinic, Unity Pain and Injury Center, from February to December 2012, but the clinic was operated by several non-licensed individuals who offered to pay Domond $1,500 a month for use of his name.

An investigation conducted by the Florida’s Department of Financial Services’ Division of Insurance Fraud revealed that Unity Pain and Injury Center illegally provided medical treatment and physical therapy to individuals involved in motor vehicle accidents. The treatments were then billed to various insurance companies under the Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage of the patients’ insurance policies, a state from the Division said.

Dr. Domond has admitted that he entered into an agreement to be paid for the use of his name as owner. The investigation further revealed that Nesly Loute of Naples and Pierre Alex Herisse of Orlando hired clinic staff and managed its operations.

The three arrested individuals face felony charges for fraud, operating an unlicensed clinic and grand theft that carry sentences of up to 30 years. Warrants for the arrests were issued by the office of Orange County State Attorney Jeffrey L. Ashton, which will be prosecuting the case. The Division of Insurance Fraud has made 249 PIP fraud arrests since July 1, 2014.

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