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CFO Patronis' Fraud Crack Down Continues with More Arrests in $17 Million Fake Medical Receivables Scam

3/13/2019

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Contact: Devin Galetta, 850.413.2842, devin.galetta@myfloridacfo.com


TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—After Launching Fraud Free Florida, an initiative aimed at better coordinating collective investigative efforts to protect Floridians from scam artists, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis is continuing this mission. Arrests were announced today in an investment scam that targeted older Floridians. The case was jointly investigated by the United States Secret Service and the Office of Financial Regulation, which falls under the oversight of CFO Patronis and is administratively housed within his Department of Financial Services.

CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “Preying on Florida’s seniors for your own financial gain is absolutely despicable. Our seniors worked their entire lives to build a nest egg and we must do all we can to protect them. I launched my Fraud Free Florida initiative for just that reason—to find scam artists and give detectives the tools they need to fight fraud in Florida. If you or a loved one has been a victim of fraud or ID theft, report it now at FraudFreeFlorida.com.”

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About CFO Jimmy Patronis

Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a statewide elected official and a member of Florida’s Cabinet, who oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Patronis works each day to fight insurance fraud, support Florida’s firefighters, and ensure the state’s finances are stable to support economic growth in the state. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS).