Central Pa. doc pleads to fraud, embezzlement

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A central Pennsylvania physician has pleaded guilty to embezzling his employees’ retirement funds and overbilling Medicare and private health insurers for more than $500,000.

Forty-four-year-old Dr. Timothy Clark entered the plea Monday before a federal judge in Harrisburg who will sentence Clark on July 29.

Clark owned Central Pennsylvania Pulmonary Associates and Sleep Disorder Centers of Central Pennsylvania when he committed the crimes.

Federal prosecutors say Clark failed to deposit 401(k) contributions into employee accounts, instead putting the money into bank accounts he controlled and losing $25,000 in the process. Clark also inflated claims to Medicare, Highmark and Capital Blue Cross and transferred approximately $103,000 he received from those overcharges into payroll and money market accounts.

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