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Pinellas County man arrested for Medicaid fraud

Staff Writer |
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit announced the arrest of a Pinellas County man for allegedly defrauding the Medicaid program out of at least $39,000.

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Scott Patrick Malone, owner of All-Star Therapy, Inc., allegedly billed for physical therapy services never provided.

According to the MFCU investigation, Malone at one time, provided physical therapy services for a child, but allegedly continued to bill and receive payments for therapy services long after he stopped treating the child.

Malone faces one count of Medicaid provider fraud and one count of scheme to defraud, both second-degree felonies.

If convicted, Malone faces up to 30 years in prison and more than $59,000 in fines and restitution. Attorney General Bondi’s Office of Statewide Prosecution will prosecute the case.

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