(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that Dr. Jeffrey Glenn, of Cincinnati, has been sentenced to five years of community control and ordered to pay restitution of $225,000, after pleading guilty to one count of aggravated theft, a third-degree felony.
"We are going after these kinds of cases all the time," said Attorney General DeWine. "This is a great example of our state offices working together to fight health care fraud."
An Ohio Department of Job and Family Services review of Glenn's billing indicated an unusual pattern. That triggered an investigation within the Ohio Attorney General's Health Care Fraud Unit.
Investigators interviewed Glenn and employees of his office, Bond Hill Dental Center, sifted through almost 3,000 patient records obtained through a search warrant, interviewed dentists that subsequently treated Glenn's former patients and interviewed Glenn's patients. The results indicate that over the course of four years, beginning in 2006, Glenn repeatedly billed Medicaid for dental work that was not done.
$50,000 in restitution was paid today. The balance, $175,000, is due within five years. The money will be repaid to ODJFS and four of Ohio's Medicaid managed care organizations that were also falsely billed: Molina Healthcare, CareSource, Buckeye Community Health Plan and Amerigroup Corporation.
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