Uncovering Private Rehabilitation’s Shady Deals: Rehab Worker Paid for Addicts


**Rehab Worker Paid to Bring in Addiction Patients for His Facility**

SANTA ANA, Calif. – An Orange County addiction treatment facility worker paid people to refer patients to him in order to meet his monthly quota of intakes, federal prosecutors allege.

Santa Ana resident Luis Guerrero, 53, was arrested on Thursday morning and will face an arraignment hearing in the afternoon.

According to the office of U.S. Attorney Martin Estrada, Guerrero worked as an outreach coordinator for Mind Body Spirit Institute in Santa Ana. He was responsible for bringing in new patients by using various forms of marketing and outreach.

Prosecutors allege that from January 2020 to October 2021, Guerrero paid seven individuals to refer patients to his facility.

In order to conceal his actions, Guerrero allegedly had those individuals create fake companies to which he could send checks. He also provided them with referral forms and instructed them on how to complete them.

In total, Guerrero is accused of paying over ,000 to these individuals. As a result of his actions, Mind Body Spirit reportedly saw an increase in patient referrals, allowing Guerrero to meet his monthly quota.

Guerrero faces charges of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud and healthcare fraud.