Father and Son Sentenced in Blue Cross Blue Shield and American Airlines Hearing Aid Fraud

A hearing aid scam targeting American Airlines employees has landed a father and son in federal prison for 15 years, AP reports.

Prosecutors say the men made false claims on behalf of the airline employees for unneeded hearing aids that were sometimes never delivered, AP reports. Many of the fraudulent hearing tests lasted less than five minutes and were done in a break room at DFW International Airport.

Terry Lynn Anderson, 69, was sentenced to eight years in prison and ordered to pay 13.7 million to Richardson-based Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas. His son Rocky Freeland Anderson, 38, was sentenced to seven years and $3.1 million in repayment, AP says.