Authorities busted a ring of reputed Armenian gangsters who they allege perpetrated the most ginormous Medicare fraud of all time, racking up $163 million in fake claims.
The criminals allegedly set up more 118 “phantom” clinics and used stolen identities of doctors and patients to fraudulently bill Medicare for over $163 million. The addresses were just rented mailboxes.
The gang is also suspected of hiring strippers to file fake car-insurance claims.
To report Medicare fraud, you can file a report with the Office of the Inspector General.
Phone: 1-800-HHS-TIPS (1-800-447-8477)
Office of the Inspector General
HHS TIPS Hotline
P.O. Box 23489
Washington, DC 20026
Armenian gangsters charged in $160M Medicare scam [New York Post]