Sheriff’s Office Arrests Man for Issuing Fake CPR Certifications in Cinco Ranch
On Sept. 30, 2021, Detectives with the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office Fraud and Special Crimes Units with the Criminal Investigations Division successfully completed an undercover sting operation in Cinco Ranch. The investigators wanted to identify a suspect who has been issuing fraudulent CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) certifications in Fort Bend County.
Sheriff’s Detectives learned that the suspect had been issuing fraudulent CPR certifications in which no training was actually provided. The suspect was using the name of a local medical professional who has no affiliation with the bogus company issuing the cards. As a result of the investigation, Detectives posed as prospective clients of the bogus business were issued certifications without any training.
Detectives arrested the suspect, Ubadire Sampson Anosike, who is responsible for issuing the fraudulent certifications, and seized business records in this subject’s possession. Fraud investigators are continuing their investigation in the event additional criminal charges against the suspect may be warranted.
Anosike was released from the Fort Bend County Jail on a $1,000 bond and has been charged with Fraudulent Use or Possession of Identification Information, which is a State Jail Felony punishable by up to two years in State Jail and a fine not to exceed $10,000.
“In the age of healthcare fraud, this type of crime can happen anywhere including Fort Bend,” said Sheriff Eric Fagan. “We urge the public to protect themselves from being a victim and be aware of healthcare-related certification and insurance fraud. It could save countless lives and businesses.”
The FBCSO Fraud Unit cautions employers who are relying on CPR certifications issued by a company named Flex Medical Services of Katy, Texas that the certifications may have been fraudulently issued. While other legitimate businesses may operate under similar names, employers relying upon such certifications under this name are asked to contact Detective Jason Bell at 281-341-4633 or via email at [email protected] to verify this information.