Seven people were arrested in a Miami scheme that used Instagram to recruit injury fakers to show up at fake accident scenes to collect personal injury protection money, Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis announced Thursday.
Physical therapists, stage accident participants and and “runners” were charged with felony insurance fraud, grand theft, patient brokering and an organized scheme to defraud, the CFO’s office said in a release.
Companies were defrauded of $161,000 this way.
Physical therapy clinics hired people to recruit vehicle accident “victims,” scheduling dates and times and places for the “accident” to happen via social media, the investigation found.
– Anne Geggis, Florida Politics