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Father-daughter chiropractors admit to health care fraud

Posted June 10, 2010

— A 75-year-old Wilmington chiropractor and his daughter, the owners of four medical clinics, pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges that they defrauded Medicaid and Medicare.

The indictment alleges that Roy L. Creasy and Tamala Creasy Newton, 51, of Carolina Beach, submitted false bills for a period of six years beginning in 2004. The indictment cited bills for procedures never performed and for services on days the clinics were closed. The indictment states that they also forged the signature on some claims forms and altered the date on previous claims and re-submitted them.

Creasy pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to commit health care fraud. He faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Newton pleaded guilty to 13 counts of aiding and abetting health care fraud, four counts of mail fraud and one count each of conspiring to commit health care fraud and aggravated identity theft.

Newton could be sentenced to 20 years in prison for each count of mail fraud, 10 years for each count of health care fraud and five years for the conspiracy charge. A conviction for aggravated identity theft automatically tacks two years onto any prison sentence. Each charge also carries a fine up to $250,000.

Sentencing for both defendants was scheduled for Oct. 4.


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  • onlythefacts Jun 10, 2010

    What is this world coming to?

  • Wake1 Jun 10, 2010

    Greedy & stupid!!! They should have to serve others for the rest of their lives & get paid nothing for it! Send a strong statement to others who are contemplating or doing this!!

  • mramorak Jun 10, 2010

    i wonder who they made angry in the state government?cause someone knew about this a long tome ago.

  • freedomrings Jun 10, 2010

    BigUNCFan :

    I completely disagree. Find a competent chiropractor and you'll find a gold mine. I'm 8 months pregnant and suffered from sciatica nerve pain and could not walk. I found a lovely female chiro and after 4 visits I'm walking completely pain free. I was skeptical too at first, but I love em.

  • BigUNCFan Jun 10, 2010

    Chiropracty is quackery at best and can really hurt people's backs and necks at worst when applied incorrectly.

  • readerman Jun 10, 2010

    Stealing from Medicaid and Medicare is beneath contempt. Those programs are stretched as it is. Lock those 2 up and throw away the key and use the fines to repay what they stole.

  • sickfreak Jun 10, 2010

    I suspect many, many, many more get away with it than get caught...remember we're talking about a government bureaucracy here.

  • dewpac1 Jun 10, 2010

    Good for them!

  • McLovin Jun 10, 2010

    How dumb do you have to be??? You created your own paper trail...Did you really think that you would get away with that??

    Unfortunately they wont answer that question...I wish they would though