Eleven in custody for door-to-door medical scam in CSRA


UPDATE: (WJBF) – Investigators have arrested three additional suspects in connection with a medicare and medicaid scam that stretches across county lines.

Check out the full interview with Deputy Bryant below.

On Wednesday, authorities arrested the following people Bryce Pace, Veronica Ray and Abshari Daniel.

Pace and Ray are both charged with Felony Possession of Cocaine, Felony Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime and Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana.

Daniel faces those same charges as well as Felony Unlawful Acts in reference to Public Medical Assistance.

Additional charges may be filed.

Count on NewsChannel 6 for more details as they become available.

(WJBF) – An investigation into a medicare and medicaid scam that stretches across county lines, affecting dozens of people, has landed 8 people behind bars.

Four of them were arrested earlier. Reuben Ian Rice, Thomas William Alwell, Mark Bradley Speigner and Emery Alan Eubanks were charged for going door-to-door offering free medical services for medicare and/or medicaid information.

Four more are now facing charges in the investigation. Thomas Eubanks, Joseph Garcia, James Logsdon and Timothy Smith are all now behind bars.

If you’ve had someone come to your house or gotten a call or a box in the mail offering a free medical swab test in exchange for your information, such as your social security number, or your medicare or medicaid number…you could be the victim of a scam. Call investigator William Loomer at 706-821-1150.

Count on NewsChannel 6 for more details as they become available.

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UPDATE 7/21/2019: Investigators from CAVE, BCSO and WPD worked together to find more information on the individuals arrested for Medicare Fraud.

Investigators expect more charges as the investigation continues. Numerous people have contacted the BCSO to be interviewed tomorrow with WPD and CAVE.

In addition to the three arrested yesterday, a fourth person has been taken in to custody concerning medicare fraud. More details will be available soon.

Again, if you have any information concerning this case, please contact CAVE investigator William Loomer at 706-821-1150.

The four men below have been arrested on the following charges:

  • 31-year-old Rueban Ian Rice of Houston, Texas: 16-9-1(B) Felony Forgery in the First Degree. 16-4-1 Felony Criminal Attempt, Conspiracy, & Solicitation to defraud Medicaid

  • 36 -year-old Thomas William Alwell of Augusta, Georgia: 16-9-1(B) Felony Forgery in the First Degree. 16-4-1      Felony Criminal Attempt, Conspiracy, & Solicitation to defraud Medicaid

  • 65-year-old Mark Bradley Speigner of Houston, Texas: 16-4-1      Felony Criminal Attempt, Conspiracy, & Solicitation to defraud Medicaid

22-year-old Emery Alan Eubanks of Sesser, Illinois: 16-4-1  Criminal Attempt, Conspiracy, & Solicitation

UPDATE 7/20/2019: Three additional people have been arrested for Medicare Fraud Solicitation. They were found at an Augusta Hotel.

CAVE lead investigator William Loomer will be meeting with different agencies Monday.

More information should become available Monday.

Please do not give out your SSN, Medicare/Medicade number, or medical swab test to anyone. Be aware of phone calls, door to door solicitors, or mail requests.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the scam.

If you have any information, please contact the BCSO at 706-554-2133.

AUGUSTA, Ga (WJBF) – The Burke County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of four people involved in a door to door Medicare scam.

Four people went door to door seeking Medicare information and offering free medical services. The individuals are in custody. They are being detained at the Burke County Detention Center.

The Waynesboro Police Department and the Burke Count Sheriff’s Office are working with the District Attorney’s Crimes Against the Vulnerable and Elderly Task Force to investigate. CAVE Task Force Leader Augusta District Attorney Investigator William Loomer will be leading the investigation.

There may be victims throughout many counties in the CSRA. If you have been approached by anyone inquiring about Medicare information, offering free medical services, or offering free DNA swabs for the elderly, please contact law enforcement immediately.

Numbers you should call are:

  • Burke County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigative Division: 706-554-2133
  • Investigator Loomer of the District Attorney’s Office: 706-821-1150
  • Local Law Enforcement

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