A father-son duo from Dallas have been convicted of running a multimillion-dollar scam to convince American Airlines employees they suffered from hearing loss — and to profit off the health care claims they filed for their false diagnoses. The verdict handed down by a jury last Thursday could mean more than 90 years in federal prison each for Terry Lynn Anderson, 67, and his 37-year-old son Rocky Freeland Anderson.
The scam described by prosecutors was fairly simple.
They say the company owned by the two men, Anderson Optical & Hearing Aids Center, marketed a series of hearing tests with the lure of free luxury eyewear and $100 gift cards. Then, after a test that would last no more than five minutes, the Andersons would tell their new patients they needed hearing aids — devices which, the Andersons allegedly added, would be provided at no extra cost.