A businessman is being charged of 100 crimes of fraud against the CCSS. He is accused of charging supplies for fake patients. The man worked as a manager of Synthes, a provider of Orthopedic devices.
The Caja claims the damage is $6 million. Charges were made for a patient who doesn’t exist and another who doesn’t have a file at the Calderon hospital, which was charged almost $700 for orthopedic screws and bolts for a surgery the patient didn’t have done. Another name used for fraudulent charges was that of a man who had died two years earlier. Additionally, orthopedic parts were charged for patients of other specialties, such as gynecology and urology, where they are not used.
The alleged crimes of ideological falsehood to the detriment of the CCSS were committed between 2009 and 2011. The transactions were signed for by a man of Cuban origin.
There is currently an international arrest warrant for his extradition. It is believed he is in the Dominican Republic.
The company Synthes rejects fault in the case and states “We are respectful of the Costa Rican institutions and have collaborated with the research process and will continue to do so.”