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Three Indicted in City Health Insurance Fraud Case

Jeanette Diaz   Photos provided by Passaic County prosecutor's office
Alexis Flores
Luis Tiburcio

 

PATERSON, NJ – Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes announced on Tuesday that three people were indicted for allegedly committing a health insurance fraud at a downtown Paterson chiropractor’s office.

Alexis J. Flores, 35, of Clifton, and Luis Tiburcio, 41, of Passaic acted as runners and illegally solicited and referred auto accident victims to Hamilton Rehabilitation Center at 100 Hamilton Plaza, according to the prosecutor’s office.

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Jeanette Diaz, 35, of Paterson, was the office manager for the rehab center and provided Flores and Tiburcio with police reports to track down accident victims, the prosecutor’s press release said.

The indictment, which stemmed from a year-long investigation by the prosecutor’s insurance fraud unit, alleges that the crimes were committed during the month of

September 2011, according to the press release.

Flores and Tiburcio were charged with illegal running and conspiracy.  Diaz has been charged with health care claims fraud and submitting fraudulent and misleading billing to health insurance companies.

Editor's Note: This article relies on information provided by law enforcement officials and the subjects are presumed innocent. If notified of changes to the charges or their outcome, TAPinto.net will update this report.

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