Published On: Tue, Nov 4th, 2014

Local Attorneys Arrested for Fraud Scheme

Two local attorneys, Brian Greenspoon and Cory Meltzer, were arrested on Oct. 30 for involvement in a personal injury protection (pip) fraud scheme. Florida Department of Financial Services’ Division of Insurance Fraud conducted a year-long undercover investigation across three counties: Martin, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach.

Undercover agents worked in clinics that were billing illegally. According to a press release: “One clinic in particular was billing for services that were never rendered. On several occasions, patients were also found being coached to claim they were injured when they were not.”

Clinic workers offered to compensate undercover detectives for referring patients to specific clinics. Roger Hughes Bell, a chiropractor from Hobe Sound, Alejandro Marin of Homestead, and Douglas Santiago of Boynton Beach were also arrested during the operation.

Christina Savoye of Stuart and Ryan Grand of Lake Worth have warrants out for their arrest for involvement as well.

“Today’s arrests are the culmination of more than a year of extensive and often dangerous undercover work that has exposed a crime ring responsible for potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars in fraud,” said CFO Atwater. “I am very proud of our dedicated detectives for their diligent work to hold these criminals accountable.”

 

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