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appointment-book-blur-care-40568-300x200Authorities in Boca Raton, FL, announced the arrest of Max Louis Citrin for allegedly bilking three health insurers of almost $900,000.

Citrin, 36, was charged with multiple counts of falsifying insurance claims. He is being held at Palm Beach County Jail on $66,000 bond. Attorney information wasn’t available.

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Kenneth Chatman of Boynton Beach, Fransesia Davis of Lake Worth, and Michael Bonds of Delray Beach have been arrested by federal agents for running sober homes that allegedly allowed recovering addicts to use drugs. This allegedly occurred in order to abuse the patients’ insurance plans and lead the patients into prostitution.

The trio were arrested and charged together with their facilities’ medical directors: Donald Willems of Weston, Joaquin Mendez of Miramar, and Laura Chatman, Kenneth Chatman’s wife. It is unclear if any of the six have attorneys.

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Todd Stephens and Stacy Cliett of Palm Beach, Florida were arrested last week for allegedly stealing art worth over $10 million from a home in Lantana. Stephens, 52, and Cleitt, 43, face charges for grand theft over $100,000. Court records show that they were both released from Palm Beach County jail on September 24 after they each posted a $15,000 bail. News sources did not name attorneys for the pair.

According to the police report, Cliett and Stephens allegedly stole “millions of dollars” worth of art from an unnamed Lantana homeowner who was romantically involved with Cliett. The victim of the alleged theft reported the incident to police on September 20.

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Clifford Carroll of Boca Raton, Florida, was arrested on Thursday for his alleged involvement as the ringleader of a group that defrauded over $175 million from medical insurance companies. Carroll, 36, and 16 other residents and medical professionals of Broward and Palm Beach counties allegedly prepared and sold specialty prescription creams to patients at inflated prices.

Carroll faces charges for filing a false income tax return and racketeering conspiracy. Seven other suspects—Tim Clinton, Lisa Goldberg, Todd Hanson, Joel McDermott, Todd Stephens, Joel McDermott, and Michael Kenna—face charges for conspiracy to commit money laundering.

The remaining nine—Ian Flaster, Dr. John Johnson, William Earl, Rhett Gordon, Frederick Giampa, Brett Nadel, Christopher Mucha, Kyle O’Brien, and Peter Williams—are being charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and mail fraud. News sources did not name attorneys for any of the defendants.

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Guillermo García, Mayre López, and Taymi González of Miami, Florida have been arrested by federal agents for their alleged connection to a group that staged fake car crashes in Miami-Dade. The group allegedly did this in order to defraud auto insurance companies by providing unnecessary medical services to the “victims” of the accidents.

García, 46, López, 39, and González, 35, have all pleaded not guilty to the charges and are awaiting trial. News sources did not name lawyers for any of the three defendants.

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