Hillsborough County is the third-worst in Florida for Personal Injury Protection (PIP) fraud, after Miami-Dade and Broward counties. So it’s no surprise that the Division of Insurance Fraud arrested a Tampa clinic owner and put the office manager on its most-wanted list.
Clinic owner Dailin Rojas Perez, 30, was charged with racketeering and money laundering involving more than $340,000 in fraudulent proceeds. Massage therapist Devin Sweet, 27, was charged with insurance fraud for helping to falsify records at Medical Therapy Practitioners.
That clinic worked with two other companies to bill insurance companies for services: that were either not provided or not needed; that were related to staged auto accidents; and were not eligible for payment because business licenses were fraudulently obtained. The DIF said the companies were Global Solutions Plus, owned by Yanely Campillo Hernandez, and Today’s Medical Marketing, LLC, owned by Rojas Perez.
Chiropractor Anthony Esposito told DIF detectives that he pretended to own the clinic after the real owner’s sister recruited him.
DIF detectives conducted a sweep of the clinic and found predated therapy sheets. Few patients were ever seen. Sweet admitted that he spent most of his day filling out falsified forms.
Arrest warrants for racketeering conspiracy and money laundering were issued for clinic manager Armando Diaz Tomas, 34, and his wife, billing clerk Yanely Campillo Hernandez, 31. Campillo Hernandez is believed to be in Cuba. The DIF has placed Diaz Tomas on its most-wanted list. He had been arrested in Jacksonville earlier in the year.