Twenty-seven members of the Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters have been sentenced after admitting to one count each of healthcare theft.
U.S. Attorney Thomas Kirsch says the carpenters filed false medical claims requesting reimbursement of expenses from the union’s healthcare program. The union members pleaded guilty and were ordered to pay a total of $531,422.68 in restitution.
U.S. Attorney Kirsch said, “Both the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Inspector General and Employee Benefit and Security Administration take health care fraud seriously. To be able to have restitution ordered in excess of $500,000 greatly enhances the reliability of these plans.”
Also investigating the case were the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Inspector General and the Employee Benefits Security Administration.