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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 08:01 PM

Scooter Store founder resigns

The Scooter Store founder, Chairman and CEO Doug Harrison has resigned from the New Braunfels company, effective immediately.

Harrison resigned to “pursue other interests,” the company said in statement released Thursday.

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In 2007, the Scooter Store agreed to pay the federal government $4 million and give up about $13 million in Medicare payments to settle charges that it made false Medicare claims.

The Express-News reported at the time that the Scooter Store received $5,000 to $7,000 for every power chair it sold, according to the Justice Department. In many of those cases, though, the customer wanted a less expensive scooter at a cost of $1,500 to $2,000.

http://www.chron.com/business/article/Scooter-Store-founder-resigns-3427267.php

This is conjecture but based upon the recent articles about Medicare and Medicaid fraud in Texas, now seems like a good time to "pursue other interests". Particularly if those other interests are located in countries that don't have extradition treaties with the United States.

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TexasTowelie Mar 2012 OP
BanTheGOP Mar 2012 #1
white cloud Mar 2012 #4
benld74 Mar 2012 #2
sonias Mar 2012 #3
efhmc Mar 2012 #5
WolverineDG Mar 2012 #6
white cloud Oct 2012 #8
james03x Oct 2012 #7

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 08:03 PM

1. If I'm not mistaken, he was a big sponsor of Rush n/t

 

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Response to BanTheGOP (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 05:32 PM

4. The old saying

Birds of a feather....

PROSECUTE ASAP.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 08:11 PM

2. They STILL advertise on TV, during the day, same sham scam,,,,,,

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 03:40 PM

3. Oh they really hate that public dole unless it's to them

Scooter Store received $5,000 to $7,000 for every power chair it sold

Man that sounds like a pretty sweet rip off scam to me.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 10:29 AM

5. I have friends who get diabetic and other aids from Medicare and the price paid

through various companies is much pricier than if bought on the open market. Why can't we get some reform here? Glad he got caught.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 07:09 PM

6. wow, about time they caught up with that fraud

my dad had him pegged & reported him back in the mid-90s when they suggested he lie about something on his application so that Medicare would pay for a scooter.

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Response to WolverineDG (Reply #6)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 11:05 AM

8. Thanks Wolverine

Need to bring back Court House public hangings

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 01:37 AM

7. scooter store founder resigns

Wos, it's really big news that scooter Store received $5,000 to $7,000 for every power chair it...thanks for sharing

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