Jennifer Parks reports:
… Department of Insurance investigators say an Armenian mob ring somehow stole 128 different patients’ records from the Minor family clinic in Phoenix and then started operating an insurance fraud scheme out of vacant office buildings.
Investigators say 23-year-old Gevorg Melkonyan of Glendale, Calif. and 44-year old Elina Arutyunova of Phoenix set up only a phone and fax machine and bilked about $108,000 from 10 different insurance companies.
“There was a P.O. box that the checks went to and somebody went and collected the checks from the insurance company,” said Department of Insurance spokesperson Erin Kug.
The pair has been indicted and now faces a huge list of charges.
Read more on ABC15. I think they also need to figure out how the conspirators stole the patient identity info from the Minor clinic.