An Englewood New Jersey man who already pleaded guilty to Medicare and Medicaid fraud has finally been sentenced and will spend the next few years in federal prison.
The suspect is a 61-year-old doctor who practiced in both Cresskill and Little Falls. He pleaded guilty to submitting false bills for patient visits that did not actually happen.
Moreover, the suspect reportedly wrote prescriptions and filled prescription refills – despite not actually seeing the patients receiving the medication prescriptions.
When authorities opened an investigation into the suspect’s alleged health care fraud, he reportedly tried to falsify patient medical charts by adding vital readings and doctor’s notes to cover up his fraud.
According to federal prosecutors in the case, the suspect’s fraud against the government and multiple private insurance companies amounted to approximately $280,000 over a nine-year period.
Now the suspect is headed to a federal prison after a U.S. District Court judge in Newark NJ sentenced him to 37 months behind bars.
When the suspect finally completes his prison sentence and is released, he will remain subject to supervised release terms for another three years. Beyond that, the suspect is going to have to find a way to pay restitution totaling $280,000.
To learn more about this case, view the Patch.com article, “Bergen County Doctor Sentenced to 3 Years for Insurance Fraud Scheme.”