North Dakota Woman Accused of Filing False Insurance Claims

Authorities are accusing a Mandan, N.D., woman of filing more than $7,000 in fraudulent insurance claims for chiropractic services.

Greg Nelson with the North Dakota Insurance Department’s fraud unit says the woman worked for Active Life Chiropractic between 2007 and 2012 and her job duties included submitting paperwork for processing insurance claims.

The Bismarck Tribune reports Nelson found 148 claims that the woman submitted to insurance for services on her, her ex-husband and their dependents for which a chiropractor confirmed no services were provided her.

Nelson says the scheme was discovered after an insurer reported possible fraud incidents in connection with the claims.

The 28-year-old woman has not appeared in court. Authorities say she faces theft of property and forgery charges, both Class C felonies.