Monday, Dec. 18, Attorney General Greg Stumbo announced the indictment and arrest of a Greenville, Ky., respiratory therapist on 29 felony counts of defrauding the Kentucky Medicaid program.
Forty-five-year-old Mark Pierce is accused of billing for sleep apnea machines that were not provided to eight patients, plus billing for more expensive sleep apnea equipment than he provided to 21 other patients.
Meanwhile in Central City, Ky., a husband and wife dental team and their employee are also indicted on Medicaid fraud charges.
Fifty-five-year-old Dr. Timothy Underwood and his 52-year-old wife, Dr. Nadine Conners, are accused of double billing the state for services and receiving double payments.
Forty-seven-year-old Alice Gunn is accused of being a knowing participant in the theft scheme.
The single count indictment is a class D felony carrying a punishment of up to five years in prison.