Englewood NJ Doctor Gets 37 Months in Prison for Health Care Fraud
An Englewood New Jersey man who admitted to committing Medicare and Medicaid fraud has been sentenced to a lengthy prison term.
The suspect, a 61-year-old doctor who had medical offices in both Cresskill and Little Falls, pleaded guilty earlier this year to submitting fraudulent bills for patient visits.
Additionally, the suspect reportedly wrote prescriptions and filled refills for patients he never actually saw.
When law enforcement first started to investigate the suspect’s health care fraud, he allegedly fabricated patient medical charts and added vital readings and notes to make it appear that he had not done anything wrong.
According to federal prosecutors, the suspect defrauded the government and private insurance companies out of roughly $280K over a period of nine years.
Now the suspect will have to spend a significant amount of time behind bars. He recently made an appearance in U.S. District Court, located in Newark NJ, for a sentencing hearing. At the conclusion of the hearing, the U.S. District Court judge sentenced the suspect to a term of incarceration 37 months in a federal prison.
When the suspect finishes his prison term, he will be subject to an additional three years of supervised release. Moreover, the suspect must pay restitution in the amount of $280,000.
For further information about this case, access the Patch.com article, “Bergen County Doctor Sentenced to 3 Years for Insurance Fraud Scheme.”