REPORT: Man gets box of unneeded medical braces – FBI says it’s part of $1.2B scam

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CLINTON, Iowa – The FBI is calling it the biggest Medicare fraud they’ve ever investigated.

For Robert Turney, of Clinton, Iowa, the scam called “Brace Yourself” started a few months back when a box showed up on his doorstep full of items he didn’t order.

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“We opened the package (to) see what they are.  I said to my wife, ‘I don’t need these things,'” says Turney.

Inside were seven medical braces for different body parts shipped from a company called Crown Medical. All of them were delivered in one box with a grand total of $4,400.

Scam expert Randy Meier says the scam is being investigated by the FBI.

“This is nationwide,” says Meier. “$1.2 billion dollars is what the FBI calculated the loss at.”

It all starts with a phone call to Medicare patients. The person on the other end of the phone tries to get your Medicare number and offers the person a free medical brace. Then, a few weeks later, the person gets a package.


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  1. Northa Lisenby May 15th, 2019 at 6:38 am

    We get these calls all the time , I tell them , listen if I need a brace my doctor will order it and block that number but they have several numbers so it is never ending


  2. Douglas Schmitt May 15th, 2019 at 7:31 am

    As someone just said, fraud in government programs are rampant, they have no over site ….hell at look at the welfare system, and the stupid demorats want more government programs socialist idiots….


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