CFO Atwater Announces Sentencing of Tampa Clinic Owner for Insurance Fraud
Contact: Chris Cate
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TALLAHASSEE – Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater today announced that Dailin Rojas Perez, 30, has entered a plea agreement and been sentenced to 24 months house arrest because of her involvement in a major insurance fraud scheme at a Tampa accident clinic. Perez is also required to pay $350,000 in restitution to victim insurance carriers and nearly $40,000 in investigative costs. She was charged in September with racketeering and money laundering involving more than $340,000 in fraudulent proceeds.
“I am proud of our investigators for bringing this fraudster to justice,” said CFO Atwater. “We will not tolerate anyone who commits insurance fraud and causes the rates of hard-working Floridians to increase.”
An investigation by the Department of Financial Services’ Division of Insurance Fraud found that Rojas Perez’s company, Today’s Medical Marketing, LLC worked with Medical Therapy Practitioners to fraudulently bill insurance carriers. The fraudulent charges included services not rendered, services procured as a result of staged automobile crashes, services for patients who had no injuries and services not compensable because the business license was obtained fraudulently.
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Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, a statewide elected official, oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Atwater’s priorities include fighting financial fraud, abuse and waste in government; reducing government spending and regulatory burdens that chase away businesses; and providing transparency and accountability in spending.