Fraud Unit Attributes Record Number Of Fake Insurance Claims To Pandemic

The onslaught of fraudulent medical records began with a case in which an entire family, young children included, claimed they had been in separate ATV accidents that each warranted a significant surgery.

Brendan Harris, the acting fraud director of the New Hampshire Insurance Department, received the case about a year ago, a couple of months into the pandemic.

‘We finally put it on the spreadsheet and it’s like nobody could have that many surgeries in one year,’ he said.

‘All they had to do was change a few items on the medical form, send it in and make 12,000 bucks.’

This was just one fraud case from a record-breaking year for the fraud unit of the NH Insurance Department.

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