|Published:||Dec 31, 2010 10:16 PM EST|
|Updated:||Dec 31, 2010 7:10 PM EST|
COLLIER COUNTY, Fla - Thirteen of the 14 people connected to this investigation have now been arrested.
Claudia M. Sanchez, 31,3525 Winifred Row Lane, Golden Gate, turned herself in on Friday afternoon.
A yearlong investigation targeting insurance fraud has resulted in now 13 arrests connected with four Collier County chiropractic clinics.
In January 2010 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 objective was for the individuals causing the staged accidents to claim that they were injured and in need of chiropractic care. The clinics were billing insurance companies for the maximum amount allowed for treatment, although little or no treatment actually occurred.
The arrests today are a result of this investigation thus far. CCSO would like to thank the National Insurance Crime Bureau, the Florida Department of Health, Infinity Insurance Company, State Farm Insurance Company, AIG Insurance Company and Liberty Mutual Insurance Company for their assistance in these investigations.
The clinics connected with the arrests are:
•Royal Therapy Center, Inc., 2740 Bayshore Drive
•Medical Cuban American, Inc., 2335 Stanford Court, Suite # 502
•Gulf Coast Therapy & Rehabilitation, Inc., 4131 U.S. 41 E.
•Health Park Chiropractic, Inc., 2795 Davis Blvd., Suite K