Who knew NBA players had such bad teeth? [Dealbreaker]

Oh, they don’t and were just (allegedly) ripping off their health insurance plan? Understood.

When professional athletes are involved in financial fraud, it is usually in the role of victim, and in the rare exceptions where they are the perpetrator, it is usually a small-scale affair. So congratulations to Terrence williams, Fat Baby Davis, Sebastien telfair, Antoine wright, Darius Miles, Ruben Patterson, Jamario Moon and 11 other NBA veterans for reversing this script.

The ex-players are accused of having submitted false reimbursement claims between 2017 and 2020 for medical and dental services that were not actually purchased…. These false allegations totaled approximately $ 3.9 million, according to the indictment.

Of course, one of the things that makes those with physical prowess attractive targets for scams is their, shall we say, their lack of intellectual prowess. On this point, alas, Big Baby & co. did not exactly reverse the script.

Several of the fake invoices and medical necessity forms stood out because they had “unusual formatting, they have grammatical errors” and were sent on the same dates from different offices, according to the indictment…. A few of the bogus claims also involved identical procedures reported on the same day, according to Strauss. For example, three players claimed to have had root canals on the same six teeth on April 30, 2016 and crowns on the same six teeth on May 11, 2016.

18 former NBA players, including ‘Big Baby’ Davis, indicted $ 4 million health insurance fraud [CNBC]

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