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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 12: A man rides on a jet ski at St Kilda Beach on January 12, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. Melbourne recorded its equal hottest night ever last night with temperatures hovering above 34 degrees celsius for most of the night, equalling the previous hottest night in February 1902. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

A Florida man accused of scamming health insurance companies out of more than $4 million has been captured — while attempting to flee to Cuba on a Jet Ski.

Hialeah resident Ernesto Cruz Graveran, 54, was attempting to make the 90-mile journey to Cuba last week when his Jet Ski stopped working, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. The Coast Guard found him sitting on the inoperable vessel just south of Key West, officials say. The Jet Ski had been “outfitted with a special fuel cell to allow for long trips,” according to the Attorney’s Office.

Authorities say Cruz Graveran, who owns a company that provides medical equipment to Medicare beneficiaries, submitted more than $4.2 million in fraudulent claims to Medicare. A judge on Monday ordered that Cruz Graveran be held without bail as he awaits his trial.

Highest-Earning Cities In Florida

  • #20. Jupiter

    – Median household income: $86,027
    — 36.9% above national median
    – Households earning over $100k: 43.8%
    – Households earning less than $15k: 7.6%

     

  • #19. Marco Island

    – Median household income: $86,215
    — 37.2% above national median
    – Households earning over $100k: 43.6%
    – Households earning less than $15k: 7.7%

  • #18. Palm Beach Gardens

    – Median household income: $87,969
    — 40.0% above national median
    – Households earning over $100k: 44.1%
    – Households earning less than $15k: 6.6%

    #17. Neptune Beach
    – Median household income: $90,037
    — 43.3% above national median
    – Households earning over $100k: 43.1%
    – Households earning less than $15k: 6.7%

  • #16. Jacksonville Beach

    – Median household income: $91,037
    — 44.9% above national median
    – Households earning over $100k: 45.1%
    – Households earning less than $15k: 7.4%

  • #15. Wellington

    – Median household income: $92,586
    — 47.3% above national median
    – Households earning over $100k: 46.6%
    – Households earning less than $15k: 5.7%

  • #14. Oviedo

    – Median household income: $95,935
    — 52.7% above national median
    – Households earning over $100k: 47.5%
    – Households earning less than $15k: 5.7%

  • #13. Lake Mary

    – Median household income: $96,983<br>
    — 54.3% above national median<br>
    – Households earning over $100k: 48.3%<br>
    – Households earning less than $15k: 3.3%

  • #12. Coral Gables

    – Median household income: $100,843<br>
    — 60.5% above national median<br>
    – Households earning over $100k: 50.2%<br>
    – Households earning less than $15k: 8.1%

  • #11. Cooper City

    – Median household income: $106,795<br>
    — 69.9% above national median<br>
    – Households earning over $100k: 52.8%<br>
    – Households earning less than $15k: 3.4%

  • #10. Naples

    – Median household income: $107,013<br>
    — 70.3% above national median<br>
    – Households earning over $100k: 51.6%<br>
    – Households earning less than $15k: 8.0%

  • #9. Weston

    – Median household income: $107,908<br>
    — 71.7% above national median<br>
    – Households earning over $100k: 53.9%<br>
    – Households earning less than $15k: 4.6%

  • #8. Sanibel

    – Median household income: $108,081<br>
    — 72.0% above national median<br>
    – Households earning over $100k: 54.3%<br>
    – Households earning less than $15k: 6.0%

  • #7. Longboat Key

    – Median household income: $114,762<br>
    — 82.6% above national median<br>
    – Households earning over $100k: 55.3%<br>
    – Households earning less than $15k: 5.4%

  • #6. Palmetto Bay

    – Median household income: $123,477<br>
    — 96.5% above national median<br>
    – Households earning over $100k: 59.4%<br>
    – Households earning less than $15k: 3.1%

  • #5. Miami Shores

    – Median household income: $123,478<br>
    — 96.5% above national median<br>
    – Households earning over $100k: 59.6%<br>
    – Households earning less than $15k: 4.5%

  • #4. Palm Beach

    – Median household income: $141,348<br>
    — 124.9% above national median<br>
    – Households earning over $100k: 62.1%<br>
    – Households earning less than $15k: 6.3%

  • #3. Key Biscayne

    – Median household income: $151,310<br>
    — 140.8% above national median<br>
    – Households earning over $100k: 63.4%<br>
    – Households earning less than $15k: 6.6%

  • #2. Parkland

    – Median household income: $154,844<br>
    — 146.4% above national median<br>
    – Households earning over $100k: 67.7%<br>
    – Households earning less than $15k: 2.5%

  • #1. Pinecrest

    – Median household income: $156,875<br>
    — 149.6% above national median<br>
    – Households earning over $100k: 65.8%<br>
    – Households earning less than $15k: 5.0%