Ohio Doctor Pleads Guilty to Fraud

September 30, 2008

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation says a Columbus doctor billed the state for services he didn’t provide to patients in his care.

Officials said on September 25 that Dr. James Lipscomb pleaded guilty to one count of workers’ compensation fraud and one count of theft, both felonies.

Lipscomb is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 20 in Franklin County Common Pleas Court.

In an unrelated case, the bureau said a third-party administrator in Cleveland pleaded guilty to two felony counts of forgery.

Thomas Burke, co-owner of Burke & Associates, forged documents used to generate new business for a managed care organization.

Burke was sentenced to six months in prison and ordered to pay a $5,000 fine.

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