Camden dentist charged with Medicaid fraud

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LANSING – Michigan Attorney General's Health Care Fraud Division has charged Dr. David Dickey, 67 of Camden with one count of Medicaid Fraud-False Claim, a felony punishable by imprisonment of up to 4 years or $50,000.00 or both.

The Health Care Fraud Division used a technique called "data-mining" that uncovered the alleged fraud. From 2012-2015, Dr. Dickey allegedly billed Medicaid for dental services not performed. Dr. Dickey's dental practice was located in Camden, Michigan. Dickey's dental license has since lapsed.

"Medicaid Fraud is a serious issue across the country," said AG Bill Schuette. "Most individuals rely on the specialized knowledge of medical professionals to take care of their medical needs, asking for their expert help in good faith and trusting them to both help them and uphold the law. Unfortunately, there are individuals whose greed overshadows patient care, and it is important those individuals are found, stopped, and held accountable for their crime."

Dickey was arraigned on Tuesday, July 11, in 54B District Court and released on a personal recognizance bond.

Dickey's charge was part of the nation's largest ever Healthcare Fraud Takedown. Other state Attorneys General offices from around the country, as well as the FBI, DEA and IRS, all participated in this initiative.

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