CA: Attorney General Brown Announces Two Arrests in $1.34 Million Medicare Fraud Case

Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the arrests of two individuals who “hatched a scheme” to file false claims under Medicare for medical services that were never performed.

“The defendants hatched a scheme to bilk Medicare out of more than a million dollars,” Attorney General Brown said. “They stole the identities of people on Medicare and made claims for procedures that were never performed.”

Two of the defendants — a husband and wife — owned and operated Balboa Therapy Center in San Diego. From July 2005 to June 2006, they, along with an accomplice, paid unsuspecting seniors at retirement homes $100 to obtain their insurance information and sign their names on blank medical forms.

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