Prankenstein scammers

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brain200.jpg4 Charged in False Brain Surgery Claims
June 2, 2007

New York (AP) — Four people billed a health insurance company for 20 brain operations that were never performed on them, sometimes for the same person on multiple occasions, authorities said.

One 36-year-old man from New York City claimed nine brain surgeries for himself, along with his wife and two sons, receiving reimbursements from New York-based Group Health Incorporated totaling $142,268, federal investigators said Friday. Read the whole story here.