10th Person Arrested in Medicare Scheme

Woman arrested in $27 million scheme in South Florida: Feds

Federal investigators have arrested a 10th person in a South Florida scheme to defraud Medicare out of more than $27 million.

Prosecutors in Miami said 39-year-old Elizabet Lombera is facing multiple counts of health care fraud and aggravated identity theft. She faces a lengthy prison sentence if convicted. Court records Wednesday did not list an attorney for Lombera.

Prosecutors say Lombera used some of the illegal profits to take a trip to Japan.

Nine other people have already been arrested in the scam. Prosecutors say it involved fraudulent invoices to Medicare for durable medical equipment devices submitted by five different companies.

Six of those involved are already serving time in prison. One is a fugitive.

Copyright AP - Associated Press
Contact Us