|Charges||Health care fraud conspiracy and Health care fraud|
|Possible whereabouts||Central or South America|
|Date of Birth||March 12, 1960 (60 years old)|
|Height, Weight||5'8", 240 pounds|
In July 2004, Armando "Ana" Zamora was indicted on charges of health care fraud conspiracy and health care fraud. Investigators believe that Zamora and her co-conspirators received approximately $550,000 in reimbursement from Medicare for the cost of durable medical equipment (DME) and other related items and services that were either medically unnecessary or were never provided.
Zamora and Aurora Estevez established Health South Medical Supply Corporation, a DME company in Miami-Dade County, Florida. According to the indictment, Zamora and Estevez used a nominee owner to conceal their control of Health South. Zamora and Estevez acquired, and enlisted a patient recruiter to acquire, Medicare beneficiary information, which Health South allegedly used to prepare fraudulent Medicare claims. The defendants also acquired the identification numbers of doctors to help further the fraud.
Zamora, Estevez, and their co-conspirators falsely represented that doctors had treated patients; that doctors had prescribed DME, including custom-fitted orthotics, and other related items and services for patients; and that such DME had been delivered to Medicare beneficiaries.
Estevez pleaded guilty and was sentenced in January 2005 to 2 years in jail and ordered to pay $505,704 in restitution, joint and several.
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