Omayra Pereira-Estrada Arrested for Health Care Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft
Special Agent in Charge Douglas Leff of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), San Juan Division, announced the arrest of Omayra Pereira-Estrada.
On December 19, 2016, Omayra Pereira-Estrada was arrested by San Juan FBI agents and Police of Puerto Rico task force partners at her residence in Palmas del Mar, Humacao, Puerto Rico. Omayra Pereira-Estrada is being charged in the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico for 11 counts of health care fraud in violation of Title 18 United States Code 1347 and five counts of aggravated identity theft, in violation of title 18 United States code 1028A(a)(1).
If convicted, the defendant faces up to a maximum of 10 years in prison for each count of health care fraud and two years for each count of aggravated identity theft. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Olga B. Castellon Miranda. It is being investigated by the FBI and HHS-OIG.
The public is reminded that a criminal indictment contains only charges and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty. The U.S. government has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.