|Charges||Conspiracy to commit Health care fraud, Health care fraud|
|Amount of Arrears||$5,000,000|
On March 4, 2016, Tomas De Armas was arrested in Miami, Florida, by U.S. Marshals. He was indicted in March 2014 on charges of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and health care fraud.
Investigators believe that De Armas recruited and paid Medicare beneficiaries for the use of their personal information, and then created false prescriptions for pharmaceutical drugs to bill to the Medicare Part D program. De Armas provided patient information to several pharmacies. Investigators linked DeArmas to between $5 million and $10 million in allegedly fraudulent Medicare Part D claims.
Authorities believe De Armas was collecting Social Security disability benefits, which were terminated. De Armas inquired about the loss of benefits and provided an address for future correspondence. The address was inaccurate. Through surveillance, U.S. Marshals located and arrested him at another address.
De Armas was sentenced on September 21, 2016, to 3 years and 4 months in jail.
- Health Care Fraud