11 Charged in New Jersey Insurance Fraud Scheme

July 29, 2011

New Jersey law enforcement officials have charged 11 people in what prosecutors say was a scheme to recruit accident victims as patients for chiropractors who then falsely billed insurance companies.

Among those arrested are three chiropractors: 51-year-old Scott Greenberg of Franklin Township, Somerset County; 39-year-old Christopher Montana of Chester, Morris County; and 39-year-old Fernando Barrese of Washington Township, Bergen County.

After-hours messages were left Wednesday for lawyers retained by Montana and Barrese. Greenberg had not yet retained an attorney.

Prosecutors said the three paid so-called “runners” a fee for every accident patient they recruited to their practices.

Several of the alleged runners also have been charged.

Greenberg owns a New Brunswick chiropractic center. Montana and Barrese own chiropractic centers in Elizabeth, Newark and Jersey City.

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