Eight arrested in Murcia fraud network bust

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INVOLVING REHABILITATION clinics, lawyers and medical practitioners.

The network fraudulently billed insurance companies for medical services relating to road traffic accidents.

Over 65 people were arrested and 40 more investigated in the initial stages of the operation, which led officers to two rehabilitation clinics – one in Murcia and one in Yecla.

Investigations found that clinic owners, lawyers, physicians and physiotherapists worked together to systematically produce false reports and invoices – submitting them to insurances companies to receive thousands of euros in compensation.

The reports and invoices related to real road traffic accidents, however victims were not made aware of the extent of the claims.

When questioned, the victims claimed that the reports and invoices did not correspond to actual medical services received.

The detainees are seven men and one woman, all of Spanish nationality except one of Peruvian nationality between the ages of 37 and 47.

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