|Charges||Grand theft, scheming to defraud, filing false and fraudulent insurance claims, criminal use of personal identification information of a deceased individual, and money laundering|
|Date of Birth||July 28, 1959 (63 years old)|
In May 2007, a State criminal complaint was filed against Jorge Caro, charging him with grand theft, scheming to defraud, filing false and fraudulent insurance claims, criminal use of personal identification information of a deceased individual, and money laundering. According to the criminal complaint, Caro falsely billed Medicare for more than $5 million for medical services that either were never provided or were unnecessary.
In May 2006, Jorge Caro became the registered agent and president of Karem Medical Center, Inc., a medical clinic based in Miami, Florida. Investigators believe that the physicians who were purportedly providing services at Karem Medical Center had never heard of Karem and had never seen any of the patients. Interviews of patients revealed that they had never been to Karem and that the treatment or services billed to Medicare had never been provided.
According to the criminal complaint, Karem Medical Center billed Medicare for approximately $5.2 million in false claims and was paid approximately $1.63 million.
- Health Care Fraud