Chiropractor in fraud case gets probation

Published: 2010-09-01 07:37:48
Author: Michael R. Sisak | Citizen Voice | May 21, 2010

A Mountain Top chiropractor who defrauded patients and insurance companies out of more than $24,000 over a five-year span was sentenced Thursday to 23 months of probation.

Michael J. Spiccioli, 40, pleaded no-contest in March to felony charges of insurance fraud, theft by deception and receiving stolen property.

The Northeastern Pennsylvania Insurance Fraud Task Force charged Spiccioli in December 2008 with 28 counts of insurance fraud and 17 counts each of theft and receiving stolen property.

Luzerne County President Judge Thomas F. Burke ordered Spiccioli to pay $24,394 in restitution and perform 200 hours of community service. Burke suggested Spiccioli spend the time providing chiropractic and rehabilitative care at local health clinics serving the needy.

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