Janio Vico and Jharildan Vico, were arrested April 30th for PIP fraud, according to the Palm Beach Post. Janio Vico and Jharildan Vico owned and operated V & C Rehabilitation Center in Lake Worth which offered chiropractic and message therapy to those involved in auto accidents and solicited patients who were involved in auto accidents.
The two individuals operated the unlicensed clinic since 2009 and have filed at least $1 million in fraudulent insurance claims. The two men, solicited patients who were involved in auto accidents even though the individuals did not require any treatment.
Janico Vico and Jharildan Vico along with other co-conspirators have been charge with 12 counts of mail fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud. The two individuals face 20 years of imprisonment per count if convicted of the charges.
On Tuesday, Broward county chiropractor Jennifer Adams, 39, of Boca Raton, admitted to one count of conspiring to commit mail fraud and agreed to pay more than $1.92 million in restitution to 10 insurance companies.
Adams permitted her name to be used to create two chiropractic clinics: Ovy Rehabilitation Medical Center, Inc. in West Palm Beach, and Chiropractic Office of South Florida, LLC in Palm Springs. Both clinics submitted fraudulent PIP claims on behalf of individuals involved in staged accidents.
Adams, a chiropractor in Florida since 1999, agreed to relinquish her medical licenses. According to the Sun-Sentinel report:
The maximum punishment is 20 years in prison and a fine of $250,000 though she will likely face a much lesser penalty when she is sentenced by U.S. District Judge Daniel T. K. Hurley in federal court in West Palm Beach in the next several weeks.
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