Staten Island man, a chiropractic office manager, charged in N.J. fraud crackdown, report says

Published: 2011-07-28 15:50:52
Author: Staten Island Advance

  NEW JERSEY -- A Staten Island man who worked as office manager at a Jersey City chiropractic practice was among 11 arrested in connection with a Garden State insurance fraud crackdown, according to ABC Eyewitness News.

Among the charged was borough resident Oleg Gorodetsky, 41, the office manager of Chiropractic Centre of New Jersey, according to the report.

The investigation -- which netted three chiropractors -- focused on two separate schemes which allegedly used "runners" to recruit patients who had recently been involved in car accidents to the practices. Chiropractors allegedly paid the runners money to do the recruiting, then filed claims of payment from multiple insurance companies, investigators told ABC.

New Jersey law includes an "anti-running statute," which imposes criminal penalties for acting as a runner or using, directing, or employing a runner.

Gorodetsky is accused of conspiring to use runners and to engage in financial transactions which facilitated the scheme, according to the report.

Authorities also arrested chiropractors Scott Greenberg, 51, of Somerset County; Christopher Montana, 39, of Morris County, and Fernando Barrese, 39, of Bergen County.