Bits ‘n Pieces
In the justice system:
- A federal jury convicted Ronald Luis Bradshaw, a physician assistant, for his role in a $7.7 million Medicare fraud scheme. He was found guilty on all charged counts, including conspiracy to commit health care fraud, multiple counts of health fraud and aggravated identity theft for prescribing medically unnecessary durable medical equipment to hundreds of Medicare beneficiaries under the stolen identity of a doctor. More.
- Michael De La Rosa was sentenced to three years in federal prison for stealing the identities of customers of a Tucson Honda dealership. Three others involved in the scheme received probation. More.
- Another traffic stop leads to a cache of stolen credit cards. Ryan Stuart Johnson has been charged in an apparent identity theft ring after police seized hundreds of credit cards, bank cards, and various forms of identification from an Edmonton storage locker after a traffic stop on June 24 turned up a stack of credits cards, debit cards and personal and banking information stolen from Edmonton-area homes, businesses, vehicles and gym locker rooms. A next-day raid on the storage locker produced cellphones, flash drives, gift cards, lottery tickets and banking documents, as well as more credit and debit cards. More.