Pennsylvania Woman Pleads Guilty in Chiropractor Fraud

July 24, 2008

A Pennsylvania woman has pleaded guilty to participating in a chiropractor’s insurance fraud scheme.

Federal prosecutors in Pittsburgh say 55-year-old Susie Horning of Leechburg accepted kickbacks from Westmoreland County chiropractor Douglas Henderson, who submitted fraudulent claims for treatment under Horning’s insurance policy.

Henderson of Lower Burrell has already pleaded guilty to defrauding Highmark out of more than $7 million by submitting false claims or having patients do it for him.

Horning pleaded guilty on Tuesday to health care fraud. She is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 24.

Two other women were sentenced in January to probation and ordered to pay more than $450,000 in restitution for their involvement in the scheme.

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