FOUR EMPLOYEES TERMINATED, ONE RETIRES FOR PARTICIPATING A MEDICAL FRAUD SCHEME
Four Chicago-based employees were terminated from employment on June 18, July 6, and July 9, 2020, and another retired on June 25, 2020, prior to her administrative hearing. The five former employees participated in a medical fraud scheme in violation of company policies.
Our investigation found that the former employees provided a chiropractor, based in Dolton, Illinois, with their medical and personally identifiable information, typically their names and dates of birth or those of their dependents, in exchange for cash kickbacks. The chiropractor used the information to fraudulently bill Amtrak’s health insurance plan for services that were not provided. In addition, all five employees were uncooperative or lied to our agents during their interviews.