Health care provider indicted for fraud, money laundering
LAKE HAVASU CITY – The Arizona Attorney General’s Office has announced the arrest of a Lake Havasu City-Parker area resident who is named in a 48-count felony indictment returned by a state grand jury. A news release issued by the office of Attorney General Kris Mayes said Lake Havasu City police arrested Jose Andres Lopez on Dec. 16.
Lopez, 40, faces a mix of charges including conspiracy fraud, forgery, computer tampering, taking the identification of another and money laundering. The indictment alleged that Lopez stole information from patients under his care and misused personal information to obtain prescription medication and other benefits.
“The Arizona Attorney General’s Office is seeking the assistance of persons who may have received health care services delivered by Jose Andres Lopez at the Institute for Male Health and Performance in Lake Havasu City,” the news release said. “If you have been medically treated by Jose Andres Lopez (who may have used the title ‘Dr. Joseph Lopez’) please contact the Arizona Attorney General’s Office Health Care Fraud and Abuse Section (928-778-7463).”
A co-defendant identified as Bonnie Mercedes Elizarraraz has also been indicted. She faces prosecution for one count each of conspiracy and fraud.