Witness Points to Southampton Man as Leader in Health Insurance Scam
Ross Rabelow, 53, of the 500 block of Jason Drive, is accused of conspiring to operate a financial fraud scheme specifically aimed at elderly victims.
Testimony is scheduled to continue Thursday in the preliminary hearing of an Upper Southampton man charged with bilinkg several hundreds of thousands of dollars from seniors in a state-wide health insurance scam.
Ross Rabelow, 53, of the 500 block of Jason Drive, is charged with participating in a corrupt organization, theft, unfair business practices, insurance fraud, conspiracy and dealing in proceeds from unlawful activity. These charges stem from Rabelow's alleged participation in what authorities called "Operation False Comfort."
According to Attorney General Linda Kelly, Rabelow and three other defendants are accused of conspiring to operate a financial fraud scheme specifically aimed at elderly victims. The seniors were allegedly deceived into spending thousands of dollars for “home care” or “home security” services that would supposedly assist with their future care.
PhillyBurbs.com reported that one of the co-defendants in the case, Bruce Cherry, named Rabelow as the ringleader of the operation from the witness stand on Tuesday.
Cherry reportedly testified that it was his job to sell the contracts but it was Rabelow who determined which clients, if any, were to receive the requested services.
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