Former Jacksonville Jaguar Player Arrested in $78K Insurance Fraud Scheme

Former Jacksonville Jaguars NFL player and assistant coach Marlon Tarron McCree has been arrested for insurance fraud totaling nearly $78,000, according to a statement from Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis.

McCree was drafted by the and played for several teams, including the Jaguars, during his nine-year NFL career. He also served as an assistant defensive backs coach for the Jaguars in 2012.

In April 2018, a referral was submitted by Cigna Insurance to CFO Patronis’ Bureau of Insurance Fraud indicating McCree submitted fraudulent doctor’s certificates and letters to the Gene Upshaw Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) for the purpose of defrauding the fund.

Cigna Insurance reported a total of $77,950.28 worth of claim submissions being made by McCree to his HRA account and a total of $31,579.52 had been paid by Cigna prior to the fraudulent activity being discovered. The investigation revealed McCree created fraudulent invoices listing All Smiles Dental in Jacksonville, Florida. According to records from All Smiles Dental, McCree was not, nor had ever been, a patient of the dental practice.

If convicted on all charges, McCree faces up to 30 years in prison and a $30,000 fine.

 

Article From:- https://www.insurancejournal.com

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