FBI Raids The Scooter Store

150 Law Enforcement Agents Converge On The Scooter Store

150 law enforcement agents executed a search warrant on The Scooter Store earlier today.  Critics believe “government fraud” may be leveled as officials pull evidence from The Scooter Store headquarters in New Braunfels, Texas.  The Scooter Store is notorious for it’s advertisements claiming that; “We’re experts at getting you the power chair or scooter you need.  In fact if we qualify you for medicare reimbursement, and medicare denies your claim, we’ll give you your power chair or scooter… free.”

Ironically, The Scooter Store claims on it’s website that “In 2010, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the company was selected as one of their legitimate quality suppliers to provide medical equipment and supplies to beneficiaries in Round One of the Medicare competitive bidding program at competitive bidding prices. The company subsequently announced that it accepted contracts to provide multiple products and related services in Round One bidding areas as a “contracted supplier”.”

I’m sure there will be a lot coming out over the next few weeks and months, so we’ll all have to take a wait and see attitude as this unfolds.  I’m going on the record with a prediction that Scooter Store sales of power chairs and scooters will decline over the course of the next few months, but they’ll bounce back one way or another.  The only question left to answer at this point is… What the heck are they going to do with all those free lighted magnifiers now???

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  • http://www.theresamjones.com Theresa Jones

    There was a tell-all book published by an actual employee of The Scooter Store!!! Here is a link to the book about The Scooter Store

    • http://www.theseniorlist.com Amie

      Looks like a great read!! (Your link is there… I just cleaned it up for you) Thanks Theresa :)