FBI raids 3 local cancer centers

FBI raids 3 local cancer centers

BATAVIA, OH (FOX19) - Federal and state officials are investigating three cancer treatment centers in Ohio.

FBI spokesperson Todd Lindren said search warrants were served at the Clermont County Cancer Center, Adams County Cancer Center and a center in Sciotio County. Agents raided the Clermont County facility around 8:30 a.m. Monday.

Officials have not disclosed any information about the investigation because the warrants are sealed.

The Ohio Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud unit is one of several agencies involved, according to a spokesperson with the AG's office.

The AG's office has sealed the investigation, but medicaid fraud can consist of several things like, billing the government for services not provided, double billing, or even charging for more expensive procedures than those that were performed on patients.

The cancer centers are all owned by the same company, Lindren said.

A patient at the Clermont County center claimed they were turned away when they showed up to their Tuesday morning appointment.

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