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Two men were indicted this week for allegedly running a scam in which they preyed on New England residents searching for addiction recovery help, offering to hook them up with top notch treatment in sunny Florida, but sending them off to questionable facilities on false insurance policies.

Their promises were lies, and they received payouts for their referrals, according to Attorney General Maura Healey’s office.


A state grand jury issued indictments this week against Michael “Hiss” Hislop, 56, who grew up in Dorchester and spent a decade mentoring people through Alcoholics Anonymous, and New Hampshire insurance agent Timothy Hirsch, 38. They are each charged with nine counts of larceny over $250 and filing a false healthcare application or claim.

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