East Lyme man pleads guilty to $695K in Medicaid fraud

EAST LYME, Conn. (WTNH) — A man who formerly lived in East Lyme has pleaded guilty to charges of health care fraud and violating a federal anti-kickback statue, according to an announcement Thursday from the U.S. Department of Justice.

Jeffrey Slocum, 55, submitted $695,048 in fraudulent Medicaid claims from March 2020 to February 2022, according to Vanessa Roberts Avery, the United States Attorney for Connecticut. Avery said that Slocum now lives in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. He was a licensed professional counselor with an office in New London at the time of the fraud.

Slocum was initially told that Medicaid was going to audit some of the claims he’d billed to the agency for psychotherapy services between March 2018 and February 2020, according to the announcement. That audit included records for about 100 sessions.

Source: East Lyme man pleads guilty to $695K in Medicaid fraud / WTNH

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