HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) – The owner of Pike County rehabilitation center was indicted in federal court earlier this week on Medicaid fraud.
Eugene Sisco III of Pikeville was charged with devising a scheme to get money from health care providers.
In July, Sisco was arrested for a DUI.
It was recently discovered, that since May 2016, Sisco would cash charged patients for services and bill the Medicaid program for the same services.
When questioned, Sisco would lie and say services such as counseling or urine drug testing were not covered by Medicaid.
Sisco was able to obtain more than 3,000,000 from patient cash payments.
Sisco now faces up to 20 years in prison and has to hand over any property that was obtained by the illegally made funds.