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Court documents: Former Landmark Dental employees allegedly filed 27 fraudulent insurance claims

Posted: 3:08 PM, Jan 02, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-02 18:08:17-05
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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Two former employees of Landmark Dental are being investigated by the California Department of Insurance (CDI) Fraud Division for allegedly filing 27 false insurance claims, according to court documents.

According to a search warrant, on July 5, the CDI received a claim from American Family Life Assurance Company (Aflac) that was suspected to be fraud. The warrant states that the suspect, who worked for Landmark Dental at the time of the claims, allegedly filed 23 dental insurance claims to Aflac for services not received by herself and her dependent son. The claimed services were allegedly performed at Landmark Dental and were filed between May 9, 2016 and October 18, 2017.

According to the search warrant, Landmark Dental confirmed that the 23 claims were fraudulent. The dentist also confirmed that the signature on the claims was not his. Aflac paid out $10,165 for the claims, according to the warrant. The warrant states that the suspect was terminated by Landmark Dental due to allegations of insurance fraud.

According to a second search warrant, on July 6, the CDI received a claim from Aflac that was suspected to be fraudulent. A second suspect, who also worked for Landmark Dental at the time of the claims, allegedly filed four dental insurance claims to Aflac for services that were not performed on her or her husband. The claims were filed between January 23, 2017 and September 29, 2017.

Aflac paid out $2,140 for those claims, according to the warrant. The suspect was terminated by Landmark Dental due to allegations of insurance fraud, according to the warrant.

Both search warrants were for bank records of the suspects being investigated.