NJ man arrested in genetic testing fraud scheme

A New Jersey man has been charged with using a nonprofit company to gain entrance to community centers across the state, where he convinced elderly residents to get unnecessary genetic tests that were billed to Medicare.

Seth Rehfuss was arrested on charges that he defrauded Medicare, according to NJ.com. Prosecutors allege Rehfuss used a nonprofit front, called "Good Samaritans of America" to gain access to community centers to discuss health issues with the elderly, convincing them to undergo simple genetic tests that he claimed would identify their risk for certain illnesses. Two unnamed laboratories in Virginia and California billed Medicare for the unnecessary tests, and allegedly paid Rehfuss "tens of thousands" in commissions. Article