Bakersfield repeat offender arraigned for insurance fraud and grand theft
News: 2020 Press Release
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Repeat offender Dixie Page, 40, was arraigned today on multiple felony counts of insurance fraud and grand theft after allegedly submitting fraudulent insurance claims to AFLAC in order to receive undeserved insurance payouts.
An investigation by the Department of Insurance revealed Page submitted 16 fraudulent claims to AFLAC between April 2017 and July 2019. Page submitted claims online through a portal used by AFLAC and entered fraudulent information about what treatment was performed and by which doctor without uploading any supporting documentation.
Page fraudulently claimed medical procedures were performed on her and her dependents at Kaiser Permanente and Omni Family Health. Both Kaiser Permanente and Omni Family Health confirmed the claimed procedures were never performed. The alleged procedures included testicular ultrasounds for her dependents ranging in age from 2 to 21, chest x-rays, immunizations, and mammograms. AFLAC paid Page $1,185 based on her fraudulent insurance claims.
In July 2019, Page was convicted of insurance fraud for presenting multiple insurance claims for payment with the intent to defraud.
Page self-surrendered today at the Kern County Superior Court and was released on her own recognizance. The Kern County District Attorney’s Office is prosecuting this case.
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