Five residents from Naples have been charged with auto insurance fraud, according to an article published by News-Press.com. The five individuals were involved in the operation of chiropractic clinics that defrauded several automobile insurance companies from June 2013 to February 2015.
According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Middle District of Florida the following individuals were charged with insurance fraud and each charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years:
Garry Joseph, 36, was charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud.
Nesly Loute, 51, was charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud.
Wisler Cyrius, 34, was charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering.
Anouce Toussaint, 32, was charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud.
Sijames Melus, 32, was charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud.
According to the article, Joseph and Melus paid licensed healthcare practitioners to allow their names to be used in official documents and submitted claims of services to accident victims treated at the clinics. The clinics involved with Joseph and Melus are Parkway Medical and Rehab LLC and Collier Chiropractic Center. In addition, Cyrius, Loute, and Toussaint are charged with filling fraudulent claims at Tamiami Pain and Rehab LLC and First Choice Pain and Rehab Inc. According to the article, Cyrius, Loute, and Toussaint attempted to recruit other participants in staged car accidents in exchange for money.
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