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BREAKING: Sober home owner, manager accused of patient brokering

The owner and manager of a sober home west of Lake Worth have been charged with taking patient brokering payoffs from a Delray Beach drug treatment center raided last fall, according to records.

The county’s Sober Home Task Force charged Zarinah Hargrove, 41, and Angela M. Weathersbee, 38, each with 10 counts. Both were booked Wednesday into the Palm Beach County Jail — Hargrove in the morning and Weathersbee at midday — and each left Wednesday night after posting $30,000 bond, jail records show.

According to Palm Beach County sheriff’s reports, Hargrove was the owner, and Weathersbee was house manager, at True Sober Living on Kirk Road.

The task force alleges that Whole Life Recovery, a state licensed treatment facility on Congress Avenue in Boynton Beach, and CEO James Francis Kigar gave True Sober Living 11 payments last summer totaling $2,993, in exchange for referrals.

True Sober then steered patients with private health insurance to Whole Life. Florida law prohibits treatment providers to pay a commission, a bonus, a kickback, or a bribe for new patients.

The county Sober Home Task Force raided Whole Life on Oct. 25 and has since charged Kigar, 55,with more than 90 counts of patient brokering.

The reports in the Hargrove and Weathersbee arrests say investigators learned Whole Life had a “case management consulting agreement” with True Sober and gave the facility and its workers weekly attendance forms showing their clients’ time at Whole Life and the total fees paid to True Sober.

Last week, the task force made four arrests in 24 hours, bringing its box score to 26 since it was formed.

Jail and court records list Hargrove with addresses in West Palm Beach and Davie, and say Weathersbee lives in Lake Worth.

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