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New legislation was just passed in New York to fight fraud.
On May 7, the New York Senate passed "Alice's Law", making it a crime to stage an auto accident. This will now be considered a felony crime, and perpetrators could face up to seven years in prison for the offense.
A bill was also approved that targets "runners" who steer accident victims toward fraudulent medical providers who set up clinics that produce bogus medical billings to collect Medicaid dollars.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Auto Fraud Report
Arrest Date: 11/30/2012
Conviction Date: 1/22/2013
Investigating Agency: Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Insurance Crime Bureau
Perpetrator: Chase Lindsey, 36, and Brittany Jessie, 25
Jessie and Lindsey admitted to participation in a scam along with Earlie Dickerson, 41, Marion Young, 43, and Edward Graham, 37, designed to create fraudulent medical bills to be sent to insurance companies. The law firm of Sanjoh & Associates was representing people allegedly involved in auto accidents and those people were being evaluated and treated by Jessie and Lindsey, who took payments by cash and check for unnecessary treatments or medical treatments that were recorded but never actually done. The records of these fraudulent treatments were then submitted to insurance companies to obtain settlements for claims.
24 months for Chase Lindsey, 36, and $1.1 million in restitution
36 months for Brittany Jessie and $1 million in restitution