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Texas father, son get prison in scam targeting airline staff

PTI | Dallas | Updated: 16-08-2019 00:18 IST | Created: 16-08-2019 00:17 IST
Texas father, son get prison in scam targeting airline staff
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A Texas father and son convicted of fraud must serve a combined 15 years in federal prison for a hearing aids insurance scam targeting American Airlines employees. Prosecutors say 69-year-old Terry Lynn Anderson was sentenced Wednesday to eight years and ordered to repay nearly USD 13.7 million to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas.

Thirty-eight-year-old Rocky Freeland Anderson was sentenced to seven years and must repay more than USD 3.1 million. Both Dallas men have convicted last year of healthcare-related fraud and aggravated identity theft.

Prosecutors say the Andersons submitted false claims on behalf of American Airlines employees for hearing aids not needed and sometimes never delivered. Many hearing tests lasted less than five minutes and were done in an employee break room at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.



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