Office of the Attorney General
Attorney General Announces Clinic Owner Pleads Guilty To Medicaid Fraud
Attorney General Jack Conway announced that Robert Carter of Corbin plead guilty today in Franklin Circuit Court to one count of Medicaid fraud.
Carter owned several healthcare clinics in Manchester, Williamsburg, Corbin, Gray and Lexington. Carter made more than $40,000 in fraudulent claims to the Kentucky Medicaid Assistance Program from August 2002 to June 2004.
The Office of the Attorney General began investigating Carter after receiving an anonymous tip. Investigators found that he submitted claims for Medicaid reimbursement of office visits, when in fact, the office visits never occurred because patients missed the appointments.
As a result of the guilty plea, Carter is sentenced to three years in prison, which will run concurrent with jail time he is already serving in Marion County in connection with two unrelated theft cases in Whitley County.
Anyone with information about Medicaid fraud or abuse may call the Attorney General’s tip line at 1-877-228-7384.