Unlicensed Texas Health Care Provider Sentenced in Fraud Scheme

January 10, 2006

The Texas Department of Insurance, working in conjunction with the Collin County District Attorney’s Office, recently secured a criminal conviction against Don A. Bauer of Plano for insurance fraud.

TDI said Bauer was sentenced to seven years probation, fined $14,000 and ordered to make restitution of $55,113.91 to four insurance companies.

Bauer, who claimed to be a Doctor of Chiropractic Care (D.C.) billed insurance companies for radiology services. Records show over 1300 fraudulent claims submitted under a false license to 31 separate insurance companies.

The case was investigated by TDI’s Fraud Unit with assistance from the Collin County DA’s office and the data analysis section of the Regional Organized Crime Information Center (ROCIC).

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