California dental office employees filed 27 false insurance claims, lawsuit alleges

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Two former Bakersfield, Calif.-based Landmark Dental employees allegedly filed 27 fraudulent insurance claims, according to ABC23.

A search warrant dated July 5, 2018, was filed after the American Family Life Assurance Co., suspected claims were fraudulent. The lawsuit claims a former employee filed 23 claims to Aflac for services she never received.

The alleged fraudulent claims were for procedures performed at Landmark Dental between May 6, 2016 and Oct. 8, 2017. Landmark Dental confirmed the 23 claims were fraudulent. For the false claims, Aflac paid out $10,165.

A second search warrant dated July 6, 2018, alleges a second employee filed four fraudulent insurance claims to Aflac. The insurance company claims the procedures were not performed. The alleged illegal activity took place between Jan. 23, 2017 and Sept. 26, 2017. Aflac paid out $2,140.

Both employees were fired from Landmark Dental after the allegations surfaced.

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