A Stamford dentist is charged with Medicaid fraud after reportedly billing the program for services that were never rendered and pocketing the cash, according to the state Division of Criminal Justice.
Georgy Betser, 71, of Advanced Dental, LLC, is accused of submitting false claims for services at nursing homes in Bridgeport, Hartford, New Britain, New Milford and Waterbury between Dec. 2012 and Jan. 2013.
According to the DCJ, Betser received more than $25,000 in fraudulent compensation for dental procedures he never actually performed.
He was placed on payment suspension in Feb. 2013 after the Department of Social Services audited some of the bogus claims as part of an investigation into “credible allegations of fraud,” according to the warrant for his arrest.
The DCJ said that, in some cases, Betser didn’t actually visit the facilities on the dates he claimed and was even hospitalized for some of the time.
Betser is charged with first-degree larceny by defrauding a public community and insurance fraud. He was released on $50,000 bond and is due in court June 26.
If convicted he could serve up to 25 years behind bars.