Morris County chiropractor Michael P. Gold charged with insurance fraud

Published: 2010-07-20 20:03:10

A North Jersey chiropractor has been indicted for allegedly billing an insurance company for chiropractic treatments that were never rendered, state Acting Insurance Fraud Prosecutor Riza Dagli said Wednesday.

Michael P. Gold, 59, of Chester, a licensed chiropractor, is charged with 16 counts of second-degree health care claims fraud and four counts of fourth-degree falsifying records.

A state grand jury indictment alleges that on 16 occasions between Aug. 13 and Dec. 2, 2008, Gold, who practices in East Orange, submitted claim forms to the Allstate Insurance Co. for chiropractic treatments purportedly performed on a patient, when, in fact, he had not provided the services. The "patient" was actually an undercover investigator with the state Division of Criminal Justice.

The indictment further alleges that on four occasions, Gold falsified medical records of office visits when he knew that the office visits did not occur.

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