Bergen County authorities arrested a doctor from Saddle Brook then charged him with committing insurance fraud.
According to a statement released by officials, Dr. Andrea Perrone 50, of Saddle Brook, was taken into custody on charges of violating a provision of the New Jersey Insurance Fraud Prevention Act.
Officials say in October 2018, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Financial Crimes Unit received a complaint against Dr. Perrone who was suspected of violating a provision of the NJ Insurance Fraud Prevention Act.
Officials say the investigation revealed that between December 2015 and October 2018, Perrone used another individual to act as a runner, specifically by making payments to and receiving pecuniary benefits for patients that were referred to him in violation of the “runner” provision of the NJ Insurance Fraud Prevention Act.
The investigation remains active and ongoing.