ID: Fruitland dental hygienist accused of insurance fraud
Here’s another case where health care services were provided by someone using a stolen identity, but in this case the stolen identity was used to fraudulently authorize treatments and to defraud insurance carriers. John Sowell reports:
Federal prosecutors have accused Cherie R. Dillon of health care fraud and aggravated identity theft tied to her Payette business, Dental Healthcare with Heart.
They say Dillon, 60, performed dental procedures that could only be carried out by a dentist. She also allegedly lied about being supervised by a dentist, instead performing diagnoses herself and directing contract dentists to carry out treatment programs that she said were drawn up by the nonexistent supervisor, according to an indictment issued earlier this month.
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