Anderson Dental Center Busted for Fraud
by Sammy Edmonds
posted Apr 3 2014 11:08AM
An Anderson based dental group has been busted for alleged Medicaid fraud and corruption. The Indiana Attorney General‘s office says the unlicensed owner of Anderson Dental Center, three dentists and four employees are all accused of bilking Medicaid of at least $300,000.
Authorities say owner Sally Metzner and others submitted false and inflated claims to the Indiana Medicaid program for dental service payments. They say some of the documents were forged to get higher reimbursements than they were due.
Dentists, 73-year-old Paul Pangallo, 69-year-old Jeffrey Rich and 46-year-old Thomas Dubois are also charged with money laundering, Medicaid fraud and theft. Four office workers are charged with corrupt business influence. A fifth worker is charged with prescription drug fraud.