Two Monsey Residents Accused in NJ of Ripping off Medicare

Two Monsey residents along with six others face federal charges in New Jersey of scheming to rip off millions of dollars from Medicare. U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito says 60 year-old Yitzachok “Barry” Kurtzer and his wife, 59 year-old Robin Kurtzer, had a physician’s office in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Since 2018 and through the COVID pandemic, they allegedly collected monthly cash kickbacks and bribes, sometimes up to $5,000. That was in exchange for collecting DNA samples from Medicare patients and sending them for genetic tests to labs in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. They allegedly billed Medicare for $1.3 million in DNA tests. They face a maximum of five years in prison and a fine of $250,000.

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