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Chiropractor Charged
with Faking Disability

On October 2, 1998, New York State Superintendent of Insurance Neil D. Levin announced that Robert A. Strange, 45, of 749 Route 82 in Hopewell Junction, New York, was arrested September 28 and charged with four counts of insurance fraud in the third degree, two counts grand larceny in the third degree, and five counts of insurance fraud in the second degree.

Strange, a self-employed chiropractor, allegedly collected $38,000 fraudulently from insurance companies claiming that he was disabled and could not work. However, an Insurance Department investigation revealed that Strange treated numerous patients during the period he claimed he was not working. Insurance fraud in the third degree and grand larceny in the third degree are punishable by up to seven years in prison. Insurance fraud in the second degree is punishable by up to four years in prison. Strange was arraigned in Dutchess County Court and released on his own recognizance.

Source: New York State Insurance Department news release.

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This article was posted on November 23, 1999.