NYPD 911 operators linked to medical insurance fraud ring

Six former New York Police Department employees were charged Nov. 7 with bribery and conspiracy for engaging in medical insurance fraud related to 911 calls, according to The New York Times.  

Five 911 dispatchers received kickbacks for giving victims' information to a fraudulent call center, which would contact victims to send them to specific sites for healthcare services. The sixth NYPD employee involved in the scheme was a police officer, according to the report.

An estimated 60,000 car accident victims were affected, according to the report.

The scheme is also linked to employees at hospitals and medical centers, who received kickbacks for violating HIPAA and disclosing car accident victim information; however, the investigation is ongoing, according to the report.

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