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Health Insurance Fraud $1.4 million sends woman to prison

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Today’s CrimeDiva, CYNTHIA MORGAN, age 54, was sentenced to 27 months’ imprisonment and ordered to pay restitution in an amount $1.4 million and serve three years of supervision following her release from incarceration. She was remanded to prison immediately following sentencing. We see this again– the feds have put a person in immediate cusdoty – they must think she is a flight risk.

Ms. Morgan pled guilty on August 23, 2012 to conspiracy to commit mail and health care fraud. Ms. Morgan admitted that in 2005, she and Joseph Demme, Joseph Dellerba, Michael Matrulli, and her husband, David Morgan, agreed to participate in an insurance and health care fraud scheme. The scheme involved a staged motor vehicle accident on Harbor Lock Road in Utica on March 20, 2006. On that date, Ms. Morgan claimed to have been driving a Ford van which was struck by a Ryder truck driven by Matrulli. In fact, the collision was staged and Ms. Morgan was not injured. The defendant, however, claimed to have been injured as a result of the accident and submitted false insurance claims, including claims for personal injuries, no fault benefits, and disability benefits. Ms. Morgan sought medical treatment for non-existent injuries or injuries that were not related to the collision. The bills for this medical care were submitted to and paid by a health care benefit program, specifically an insurance policy issued by Progressive Insurance Company. Ms. Morgan collected $108,000 from Mutual of Omaha under a disability policy with that company. Ms Morgan also commenced a civil lawsuit seeking damages for personal injuries sustained in the accident. She received a payment of $30,000 to settle that suit.

Just in case you’re wondering, yes the rest are going to be doing time too, that’s why the charge states conspiracy.

These types of false insurance claims hurts everyone, by driving up Premiums. When will individuals that want to try these scams not realize that the insurance companies pay a lot of money out to catch persons committing fraud. You may initially get away with it but remember there is no statute of limitation on criminal offenses. . . . Meaning if you committed a crime today the government can still charge you 20 or more years from now for that crime.


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