A longtime Danville orthodontist has been indicted on charges he devised and operated a scheme to defraud the state Medicaid program out of $15,000 to $20,000.
Daniel L. Tumey, whose office is at 300 West Broadway, was indicted Wednesday by a Franklin County grand jury on four felony counts of Medicaid fraud. The charges stem from an investigation by Attorney General Greg Stumbo's Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Division.
"Such crimes of greed will be prosecuted and individuals who participate in Medicaid fraud will be punished," Stumbo said in a press release.
Tumey, 67, of Danville, could not be reached for comment today.
According to the Attorney General's office, Tumey ran a scheme between January 1995 and October 2001 to bill the state for dental services for which he had already been paid and also charged Medicaid for services he never performed. Investigators searched Tumey's Danville office last year and seized records, said AG spokeswoman Vicki Glass.