Skeptic News: Chiropractor pleads guilty to fraud in accident-staging ring

From: Sun Sentinel

A Broward chiropractor on Monday pleaded guilty to a federal charge connected to an accident-staging ring at two clinics in Palm Beach County, according to court records.

Jennifer Adams, 39, of Boca Raton, admitted to one count of conspiring to commit mail fraud and agreed to pay more than $1.92 million in restitution to 10 insurance companies.  Adams admitted that she allowed her name to be used to establish two chiropractic clinics, Ovy Rehabilitation Medical Center, Inc. in West Palm Beach, and Chiropractic Office of South Florida, LLC in Palm Springs. Both clinics were used to submit fraudulent insurance claims on behalf of “patients” who were involved in staged accidents and pretended they needed treatment, federal prosecutors said. Recruiters found drivers and their friends or family members to take part in the faked accidents and then claim personal injury protection payments of $10,000 per person. The recruiters sent the “patients” to clinics where staff filed fraudulent paperwork for them.

Adams admitted that she signed off on prescriptions and paperwork falsely claiming that full, lengthy examinations and treatments were provided when she knew that participants got little or no treatment.

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