Cleveland Doctor Arrested on 17 Counts of Medicaid Fraud
released on October 3, 2017
found in newsletter: October 2017
Today, Attorney General Jim Hood announced the arrest of 50-year-old Dr. Harold Peltan on 17 counts of Medicaid fraud.
Peltan, who is an ophthalmologist in Cleveland, was arrested Tuesday by the Bolivar County Sheriff’s Office on a 17-count indictment by a Bolivar County grand jury. The indictment states between July 2011 and July 2014, Dr. Peltan billed for care not provided to his patients, created false bills during post-operative periods, and billed for care that was not medically necessary.
For each count, Peltan faces up to five years in prison and up to $50,000 in fines, for a maximum of 85 years and $850,000. He is awaiting bond and court dates. A charge is merely an accusation, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
This case was investigated and will be prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.
Original Press Release