A Mt. Vernon dentist has agreed to give up his dental license this month after he was charged with arson and pleaded guilty to Medicaid fraud.
Reports say Thomas Alms, 64, surrendered his license according to documents filed Dec. 10.
In the Medicaid fraud case, Alms pleaded guilty to 1 felony count and the other 2 he was originally charged with were dropping as part of a deal with prosecutors.
The Joplin Globe reported in March of 2019 that the plea agreement required him to repay the program $200,000 and surrender his license to practice dentistry for five years.