Friday, June 24, 2011

Jail and Fine for Medical Identity Theft in Portsmouth, N.H.

Medical identity theft resulted in 4 years in jail and $33,374.29 in restitution to the Medicare and Medicaid programs.

Christopher Rabbia, also known as Christopher Mirabella, pleaded guilty to using another person's medical identification information to obtain health care services at various locations, including Portsmouth Regional Hospital.

Because Rabbia fraudulently used the identity of another person who is eligible for Medicare and Medicaid those programs paid for his care.
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Investigators included Special Agents of the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, with help from the Ogunquit, Maine, Police Department. The Federal prosecutor was Assistant U.S. Attorney John Farley.

Sources:
(a) Man who tried to use someone else's insurance at Portsmouth Regional Hospital to serve 4 years in prison - Foster Daily Democrat, Friday, June 24, 2011


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