|Charges||Identity Theft, Money Laundering, Forgery, and Theft|
|Date of Birth||July 11, 1986 (34 years old)|
In October 2009, a felony complaint was filed in California against Ekaterina Shlykova for a total of 67 charges, including Identity Theft, Money Laundering, Forgery, and Theft.
Shlykova was the office manager of Lazarus Jewelry, an alleged "shell" company based in Los Angeles. During a search conducted at Lazarus Jewelry, agents found hundreds of bank accounts and monetary instruments as well as dozens of pieces of stolen personally identifiable information.
Shlykova is known to use multiple identities, including the name Marina Ruslanovna Sekinaeva. According to the felony complaint, this name was obtained at the same time that fraudulent information was obtained by Evgeny Lyadov, who is charged separately with Grand Theft and Making Fraudulent Claims Against Medicare.
Investigators believe that Shlykova and her co-conspirators were involved in a scheme in which various Durable Medical Equipment companies submitted false Medicare claims for dead beneficiaries and beneficiaries who lived out of the local area. These companies then allegedly used Lazarus Jewelry to launder approximately $53 million that they fraudulently obtained from Medicare.
Shlykova remains at large.
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