3 Clinics Closed and 13 People Arrested

After a year of investigation, the Miami Police Department announced a series of arrests and clinic closures as a result of Operation Crash Clinics. The investigation focused on the scheme of medical providers billing for medical services that were never provided along with their efforts to recruit “patients” who were never injured as a result of alleged motor vehicle accidents. The three clinics closed as result of the invetigation are:

Paradise Cosmetic Center, 8100 W. Flagler St.; Family Therapy, 14750 SW 26th St.; and Excellent Group Services, 10550 NW 77th Ct.

Undercover police officers posed as willing “patients” in a fake car crash in Little Havana organized by Eduardo Olivarez, 42, police said. Orosa said many of the participants — all of whom received a cut of the profits — came from the Little Havana, Coral Way and Flagami areas.

Apart from Olivarez, those arrested include: Andrés Blanco, 45; Marco Torres, 50; Meritania Amaro, 23; Omar Yeras, 64; Osvaldo García, 65; Alina Urgelles, 50; Luis Armando Pérez, 39; Sissi Ramos-Orosco, 26; Daysel Aguilar, 24; and Lorelys Diaz, 23.

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Filed under Fla. Stat. 627.736 (2008), Insurance Fraud

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