Today’s Fraud News

wednesday march 20, 2019

Consumers pay millions, alleged cheater avoids Florida hearings

March 19, 2019, Fort Lauderdale, FL — Tens of thousands of victims are still paying millions of dollars a month for “worthless” health insurance policies because the founder of the company accused of bilking them keeps delaying a key hearing, the Federal Trade Commission charged on Monday in a filing in U.S. District Court… more info > SunSentinel

Pharmacist gets 10 years for $100M compound con in Florida

March 19, 2019, Odessa, FL — A Florida pharmacist was sentenced to 120 months in prison today followed by three years supervised release. He was also orderd to pay $3.2 million in restitution and $1.4 million in forfeiture for his role in a massive compounding pharmacy fraud scheme, which impacted private insurance companies,… more info > United States Department of Justice

Educator allegedly alters doc’s note to employer in Connecticut

March 19, 2019, Windsor, CT — A Windsor school board employee has been charged with workers’ compensation fraud and is accused of altering the doctor’s note to her employer. Inspectors from the workers’ compensation fraud control unit of the office of the Chief State’s Attorney arrested 46-year-old… more info > NBC Connecticut

Texas woman hires out shooting death of ex-boyfriend

March 20, 2019, Bexar County, TX — Vanessa Cameron, who was on trial for the second time for killing her ex-boyfriend, has been found guilty, the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday. In 2012, Cameron was found guilty and sentenced to 70 years in prison for the murder of Samuel Johnson, who was found shot to… more info > KSAT

Alabama doc allegedly prescribes unneeded opioids to patients

March 19, 2019, Montgomery, AL — A superseding indictment handed down in March charges Dr. Richard Stehl with 26 counts, including 11 counts of distribution of a controlled substance, 11 counts of health care fraud and four counts of money laundering. Stehl is accused of prescribing scheduled medication, including opioids and… more info > WSFA 12