Ambulance Owner Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison for $3.5 Million Fraud Scheme
A Houston ambulance owner who scammed $3.5 million out of health insurance providers has been sentenced to eight years in prison, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced.
“We have prioritized going after scammers who create long-term schemes like this because fraud raises costs for the average consumer,” Ogg said. “Millions of dollars are lost to businesses each year by the actions of white-collar criminals, and we will continue to partner with other agencies so that we can effectively prosecute these kinds of crime.”
Floyd Eugene Dixon, owner of Ambu-Care Transportation, pleaded guilty to first-degree felony theft and health care fraud and was recently sentenced to eight years in prison.
Dixon, along with his co-conspirator, Belinda Harden, orchestrated a scheme to arrange ambulance service to area medical facilities. However, those services were never provided. Fraudulent billings resulted in a loss of over $3.5 million to government health care programs and private insurers. Harden was sentenced to eight years on prison in November.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Joni Vollman of the Texas Attorney General’s Office in cooperation with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.
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