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Medicaid Fraud Control Unit Announces Health Care Fraud Plea of Sachin J. Karnik

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Fraud | Date Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2006



(Wlmington, DE) The Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit
announced that Sachin J. Karnik, 35, owner and operator of Comprehensive Counseling
Services, 1601 Milltown Road, Wilmington, pled guilty to one count of felony Health
Care Fraud in New Castle County Superior Court on October 17, 2006. Superior Court
Judge Fred S. Silverman sentenced Karnik to four years of probation and ordered him
to make restitution in the amount of $63,040.73 to Delaware Physicians Care
Incorporated and $2,500.00 to the Delaware Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. Karnik, a
licensed clinical social worker, admitted that, between November 1, 2005 and May 31,
2006, he engaged in a pattern of presenting fraudulent health care claims to Delaware
Physicians Care, Inc., a managed care organization for Delaware Medicaid, by
presenting false statements in support of claims for payment.
Karnik’s fraudulent scheme involved obtaining additional family information from
his patients and falsely billing for counseling services not provided to the other family
members. He also obtained additional names of Medicaid recipients and billed for
counseling services not rendered.
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Medicaid Fraud Control Unit Announces Health Care Fraud Plea of Sachin J. Karnik

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Fraud | Date Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2006



(Wlmington, DE) The Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit
announced that Sachin J. Karnik, 35, owner and operator of Comprehensive Counseling
Services, 1601 Milltown Road, Wilmington, pled guilty to one count of felony Health
Care Fraud in New Castle County Superior Court on October 17, 2006. Superior Court
Judge Fred S. Silverman sentenced Karnik to four years of probation and ordered him
to make restitution in the amount of $63,040.73 to Delaware Physicians Care
Incorporated and $2,500.00 to the Delaware Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. Karnik, a
licensed clinical social worker, admitted that, between November 1, 2005 and May 31,
2006, he engaged in a pattern of presenting fraudulent health care claims to Delaware
Physicians Care, Inc., a managed care organization for Delaware Medicaid, by
presenting false statements in support of claims for payment.
Karnik’s fraudulent scheme involved obtaining additional family information from
his patients and falsely billing for counseling services not provided to the other family
members. He also obtained additional names of Medicaid recipients and billed for
counseling services not rendered.
# # #

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