• Man arrested, accused of running unlicensed medical clinic

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    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - State investigators have arrested a central Florida man they said was using an unlicensed medical clinic to rip off insurance companies for tens of thousands of dollars.
     
    Agents said the clinic on Pine Hills road was really a front to fund his lavish lifestyle.
               
    State insurance fraud investigators said Yves Joseph was running an unlicensed medical clinic in Orange County and had millions of dollars moving through his accounts.
     
    "Based on those bank records we saw a large amount of money going directly to him, which he used for living a lavish lifestyle," Capt. Evangelina Brooks with the Florida Division of Insurance Fraud said.
               
    Investigators said Joseph's office first opened in 2006 and changed names a handful of times over the years.
     
    Investigators said Joseph was the real owner the of business, but he would hire medical doctors and chiropractors to pose as the owners to make it appear to be a legitimate business.
               
    "He would manage the office, however, we don't know whether or not patients were actually getting treatment," Evangelina said.
               
    Investigators don't know if anyone was treated at the clinic, but they say they know several insurance companies were billed more than $158,000 for work that would only go to licensed clinics.
     
    Fraud investigators think the other money could have come the same way over the years.
     
    In one account, from 2011 to 2014 there was more than $1.7 million in credits. $1.2 million of it was taken out in cash, according to investigators.
     
    According to investigators, checks from the business account went to pay Joseph's luxury vehicle lease, his rent at Monte Vista Apartments and nearly $15,000 in partying tabs at the blue martini.


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