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9 charged in fraud case at Anderson dental office

Health along with Human Services? office regarding Inspector General (HHS-OIG), the FBI and furthermore the Internal Income service along with beneath your authority in the Madison County Prosecuting Attorney?s Office.

In December, your State Board regarding Dentistry issued a new cease and also desist order against Metzner, who's dentist north pattaya not really a licensed dentist and under state law isn?t able to personal a new dental clinic. Throughout additional cases, they will submitted claims for any dentist which no more worked at the office and also forged your signatures associated with dentists no more employed there. Even following authorities searched the office, the actual fraudulent billing continued, Zoeller said. Zoeller mentioned Anderson Dental Middle couldn?t conceivably have performed deep sedation treatments because it didn?t hold the necessary equipment. The case had been investigated from the Attorney General?s Medicaid Fraud Manage Unit (MFCU) assisted from the U.S. Federal agents raided the company enterprise for records within March 2011 after receiving a search warrant.

Metzner, 57, Anderson, faces two counts of corrupt business influence in addition to money laundering, Medicaid fraud, theft, forgery along with practicing dentistry with out any license.

ANDERSON (April 2, 2014) ? Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller announced charges Wednesday against nine individuals in connection together with fraud from an Anderson dental office.

Jeffrey Rich, DDS, 69, Cicero

The charges filed throughout Madison County Circuit Court 6 accuse owner Sally Metzner as well as the woman's co-defendants involving inflating Medicaid claims to get larger reimbursements. Thomas Dubois, DDS, 46, Indianapolis Barbara Brooks, 62, Anderson, also faced with forgery According in order to court documents, your defendants billed with regard to solutions that they didn?t provide, exaggerated some claims for solutions rendered as well as submitted claims for perform performed by dentists whom weren?t authorized Medicaid providers. The Lady hadn?t compensated taxes upon greater than $850,000, prosecutors said. Instead of the normal $30, your dentist office billed for $125 each. She?s set to be sentenced April 3 within the tax case. Davis, 55, Middletown, is actually arrested for prescription drug fraud only. Three dentists whom practiced in the guts face fees involving corrupt company influence, funds laundering, Medicaid fraud and theft:

Jessica (Metzner) Worrell, 27, Anderson, additionally charged with forgery The case additionally includes three dentists and 5 employees with Anderson Dental Center. The Actual Indiana Family Members as well as Social Solutions Administration furthermore revoked the actual Medicaid provider status associated with dentist Paul Pangallo and indefinitely suspended payments regarding dentist Jeffrey Rich, preventing these people through getting Medicaid compensation. Four office workers tend to be arrested for corrupt business influence:

Chris Martin, 31, Anderson, also arrested for prescription drug fraud

In a new separate case that stemmed in the investigation, Metzner agreed inside U.S. the overpayments from your fraud had been then used for their particular purposes or even invested again in for you to the Anderson Dental center from 1537 S. Scatterfield Road, Anderson. The defendants, for example, billed claims with regard to nitrous oxide as ?deep sedation,? a more pricey procedure. In any few cases, that they forged documents, Zoeller said. Beth Flynn-Lohrey, 45, Middletown, in addition arrested for prescription drug fraud Paul Pangallo, DDS, 73, Indianapolis

According towards the probable trigger affidavit, Metzner and also the other people have been scamming the Medicaid system since 2006. Your workers pocketed your difference, prosecutors said. District Court to plead guilty for you to federal earnings tax evasion. Any joint investigation located a lot more than $300,000 in ineligible payments. A fifth office employee, Deborah R. the Medicaid along with racketeering costs are generally a situation case and will carry on no matter the outcome in the plea within the federal case.