FLORIDA CHIROPRACTOR CHARGED WITH INSURANCE FRAUD
Published by: Insurance Journal
Print date: April 29, 2002
Civil and criminal charges have been filed against Allied Medical & Rehab Center, a chiropractic center in Hialeah, Fla., and its director Alexander Roshko has been arrested for allegedly organizing an insurance fraud ring bilking almost $4 million from various companies.
According to attorney Thomas Equels, managing director of the law firm Holtzman, Equels & Furia, his client, Casualty Reciprocal Exchange Subscribers Insurance Company (CRE), is also suing both the center and Roshko. Equels claims CRE paid Allied for dozens of medical examinations and services that were never performed. The suit is seeking damages in excess of $500,000 and will be seeking punitive damages in excess of $1 million.
The center was shut down and Roshko was arrested April 18 following an extensive investigation.
Hialeah Police Captain Jerry Freeman confirmed there would be many more arrests in this continuing investigation.
“We are building up more evidence against the leaders of this ring and the people who helped them,” Freeman said. “We also believe many motorists who were involved in car accidents were victims in the scam too. The criminals contacted the drivers through accident reports and asked them to be examined at one of the clinics. Once there, the drivers filled out documents and the swindlers stole their names, addresses, insurance and social security numbers. These were all used to file the false reports.”