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From Associated Press

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas –  Dozens of law enforcement officers have raided the Texas headquarters a power wheelchair and scooter company as part of an investigation into alleged fraud.

Authorities on Wednesday carried out a search warrant at the New Braunfels offices of The Scooter Store. Company officials didn’t immediately return messages for comment Thursday.

Timothy Menke with the Office of the Inspector General says the investigation involves his agency, plus the Department of Justice, the FBI and the Texas attorney general’s Medicaid fraud unit. An FBI spokesman declined comment.

The Scooter Store earlier this month cut 150 jobs and blamed pending government changes in claims processing and reimbursement. The company in September laid off about 220 workers, citing a drop in Medicare reimbursements.



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  • http://www.facebook.com/connie.daniels3 Connie Daniels

    not surprised..my mother is diabetic, she was getting supplies from 4 different agencies, and no matter how many letter and phone calls we made on top of sending back to 3 of them they continued to send them. It was frustrating.

  • CommiMarko

    … the CBO has been saying for the last 5 years, here is and easy $150 billion per year we could save with some easy oversight and cut of duplicate agencies doing overlapping work. That’s doesn’t even count the Medicare and Madicaid fraud which is another $80 to $120 billion per year … and President Obama takes no action, no Presidential Executive Order … The scooter store is in trouble because they blamed the ObamaCare Medicare cuts for the layoffs.