Pa. chiropractor charged with insurance fraud gets probation

Published: 2010-08-29 18:43:47
Author: IFAwebnews | May 24, 2010

A chiropractor operating out of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., was sentenced to 23 months of probation on charges of insurance fraud and theft by deception.

Michael J. Spiccioli, 41, of Mountain Top, Pa., also received 200 hours of community service and a $2,500 fine as part of his sentence stemming from the theft of more than $24,000 from his patients’ insurance companies, according to The Times Leader.

The owner of Spiccioli Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center pleaded no contest to the charges in March after being charged in 2008 following an investigation by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Insurance Fraud/Auto Theft Task Force.

The chiropractor was accused of defrauding 12 insurance firms dating back to October 2003 by billing the companies for office visits and medical procedures involving more than 20 patients that never occurred, according to the report. Some insurers were billed for days the patients had cancelled appointments or days Spiccioli’s office was closed.

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