Scooter Store’s Texas Offices Raided

NEW BRAUNFELS (February 21, 2013)--Dozens of law enforcement officers raided the Texas headquarters a power wheelchair and scooter company as part of an investigation into alleged fraud.

Authorities executed a search warrant Wednesday at the New Braunfels offices of The Scooter Store.

Company officials didn't immediately return messages for comment Thursday.

Timothy Menke with the Office of the Inspector General says the investigation involves his agency, plus the Department of Justice, the FBI and the Texas attorney general's Medicaid fraud unit.

An FBI spokesman declined comment.

Earlier this month the Scooter Store cut 150 jobs and said pending government changes in claims processing and reimbursement were the reason for the cuts.

In September the company laid off about 220 workers, citing a drop in Medicare reimbursements.


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