The Russian Mob Comes to Town with a New Scam: Medical Identity Theft

Willamette Week | July 9, 2008
The ease with which Alexandr Shcherbakov and at least one other Russian in Portland bilked the feds illustrates in part why healthcare costs are soaring. "Medical identity theft is the new frontier for organized crime," says Alex Johnson, a former FBI agent who investigates fraud for Regence BlueShield.

Willamette Week

Willamette Week is Portland's award-winning alternative: The only weekly newspaper ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting (2005). Because of our investigative reporting, cultural coverage, city guides and events, we have become Oregon’s leading news source for Portlanders...
More »
Contact for Reprint Rights
  • Market Served: Metropolitan Area
  • Address: 2220 N.W. Quimby St., Portland, OR 97210
  • Phone: (503) 243-2122