Six years in prison — that’s the punishment just meted out to 48-year-old Julian Kimble, a Houston man who defrauded Medicare to the tune of $3.6 million. From 2008 to 2010, Kimble operated four ambulance companies that did not exist, reports Breitbart:
Prosecutors say Kimble amassed the $3.6 million by routinely billing the federal Medicare program for ambulance transports that never happened, were not needed, or not ordered by a treating physician. These unnecessary transports were provided in vans and sedans.
Kimble apparently also received kickbacks from the owners of mental health centers in exchange for giving patients rides to their facilities.
On this topic, don’t miss Jillian Kay Melchior’s “Rogues’ Gallery of Social Security Fraudsters,” which chronicles particularly, ahem, creative ways to steal from Uncle Sam.