• Investigators say chiropractic clinic owner made thousands through false insurance claims


    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Investigators said a Pine Hills chiropractic clinic owner made thousands of dollars off of fake insurance claims.

    WFTV's Renee Stoll learned that the doctor accused of helping him was arrested, accused of the same crime at another clinic.

    According to report, a massage therapist told investigators the doctor never set foot in the Pine Hills clinic and claimed the owner tried to cover up how much money was coming in.

    The doors to the Pines Hills Family Chiropractic center were locked Friday. All that's left is the outline of window advertising.

    Investigators said Jacques Baptiste collected $126,000 through fake insurance claims.

    Reports show Baptiste even enlisted the help of a patient to create bank accounts to stash the insurance payouts.

    Investigators said Baptiste was only able to file fake insurance claims at the office because he used the doctor's license of Charles Bame. He is the same doctor who was arrested, accused filing false claims at an office just a few doors down

    WFTV confronted Bame in September, after the owner of a clinic was arrested for using Bame's license and filing fake claims.

    "He used my license, let's put it that way. I don't know allowed or not," Bame told WFTV in September.

    Bame was later arrested, accused of making a deal with the owner to use his license for a $10,000 dollar payout.

    According to reports, it is the same deal Bame made with Baptiste.

    Bame no longer has a license to practice medicine.

    He is still facing charges from his September arrest.

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