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Medicare Fraud – The Biggest Scam of Them All

Medicare Fraud – The Biggest Scam of Them All

For months, we’ve been writing about the different types of crime in Palm Beach County and South Florida. We saved the worst for last – Medicare fraud. There is no bigger crime in Palm Beach County and South Florida. According to 60 Minutes; “…Medicare fraud – estimated now to total about $60 billion a year – has become one of, if not the most profitable, crimes in America. And if you want to find Medicare fraud, the first place you should look is in South Florida…” It is bigger than mortgage fraud, real estate fraud, cocaine, crack, marijuana grow houses, Internet scams, pill mills, and all the others put together. Why is Medicare fraud so out-of-control in South Florida? Is it because of all the senior citizens who live in… […]

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Another Mortgage Scam Shocks Palm Beach County

Another Mortgage Scam Shocks Palm Beach County

A Boynton Beach couple, a Delray Beach man and a Miami woman were indicted in a $6 million mortgage scam yesterday. The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced the arrest of Carlos Cano, 53, of Delray Beach, Robyn L. Colon, 34, of Boynton Beach, Jose L. Colon, 52, of Boynton Beach, and Maria L. Lozada, 40, of Miami. The four are accused of defrauding three banking institutions and other lenders of more than $6 million in loans. Lozada used her company, Southeast Florida Marketing, to receive mortgage proceeds and cash rent payments derived from fraudulently acquired properties, according to the U.S. Attorney’s report. She recruited Cano and the Colons to pose as purchasers who submitted loan applications with false statements about their intent to live in the properties, their employment and assets.… […]

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