Florida CFO Jeff Atwater announced the arrest of a licensed massage therapist, a physician’s assistant, and 14 massage clinic patients on charges of insurance fraud and grand theft. From the Chief Financial Officer’s office:
Judith Gonzalez, 39, owner of Flamingo Health Corporation in Miami, allegedly billed insurance companies nearly $250,000 in fraudulent insurance claims and coached patients on how to commit personal injury protection (PIP) fraud. CFO Atwater’s Division of Insurance Fraud (DIF) and the Miami-Dade Police Department Public Corruption Investigations Bureau conducted the undercover investigation that revealed the fraud scheme. Additionally, DIF was assisted by the U.S. Secret Service during the execution of a search warrant at Flamingo Health Corp.
Gonzalez is reported to have formerly owned and operated other Miami clinics including Fontainebleau Center, Theramed Service and Westchester Service Corporations.
The full press release from CFO Jeff Atwater’s office is available here.