Another day, another Medicare fraud case in Florida. This week, a former Bank of America teller received three-plus years in prison for "falsifying reporting documents" for the owners of Miami-based S.Y.C. Home Medical Equipment, who frequently withdrew large sums of cash from their company's bank accounts.
The owners of the company--Juan Zaragoza and Angel Quesada--received similar prison terms as Michelle Torres, the teller. Zaragoza received a two-and-a-half-year prison sentence, while Quesada will serve four and a half years.
Aside from the scam, Torres also will serve time--10 months--for fleeing the country, trying to avoid her day in court. After being indicted in 2007, she went to the Dominican Republic.
For more on this story:
- check out this Miami CBS4 article