A Florida healthcare practitioner has been arrested on charges of forgery, uttering, scheme to defraud, and grand theft after allegedly stealing $64,436 in insurance claim monies from his business partner, according to a statement from the Florida Department of Financial Services.
Renoir Cadet, a licensed healthcare practitioner holding a certified Chiropractic Physician’s Assistant license, is accused of stealing the money from his partner at Image Chiropractic, located in Cape Coral, Fla.
After receiving a tip of alleged fraud, Division of Investigative and Forensic Services (DIFS) investigators opened an investigation. As a result, investigators learned Cadet had been receiving additional insurance checks and not reporting them to his business partner. After receiving the checks, Cadet would then forge his partner’s signature, as the checks were made out him, and deposit them into Cadet’s personal account without his partner’s knowledge or consent. In total, Cadet deposited an estimated $64,436 into his personal account.
Cadet was arrested Jan. 10, 2018 at Image Chiropractic and booked into Lee County Jail without incident. Cadet has been charged with 76 counts of forgery and uttering along with one count of scheme to defraud and grand theft. Bail has been set at $70,000.
This case will be prosecuted by the Lee County State Attorney’s Office and if convicted, Cadet could face up to 30 years in prison.
Source: Florida Department of Financial Services
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