FBI agents raid HME offices

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

VISALIA, Calif. – FBI agents raided the offices of Care Medical on the morning of May 4.

Agents removed items from two retail locations and a warehouse, confirmed Care Medical founder and CEO Matt Kneeland, who stated that the company was cooperating with the investigation.

"Care Medical has always been committed to following federal and state laws," said Kneeland in an email to HME News. "For this reason, Care Medical is confident that an amicable resolution will be reached with the government."

According to local news reports, agents, armed and wearing camouflage gear and bullet resistant vests, entered the company's corporate offices in Visalia.

The FBI had no comment, according to reports.

Friday's action marked the second time in recent months that a well-established HME provider was the subject of an FBI raid. In February, agents raided several California offices of Pacific Pulmonary Services.

Care Medical was founded by Matt and Dawn Kneeland in 1996, according to its website. The provider offers a full line of home medical and mobility equipment, respiratory services and supplies through 12 locations in California.