Arizona medical biller sentenced to 6 years in prison for stealing physician payments

From 2011-17, Sharon Ashcroft worked as a part-time medical biller for two ophthalmologists in Tempe. According to the attorney general, Ms. Ashcroft would deposit compensation checks from health insurers into her bank accounts and fraudulently write off any unpaid client balances as uncollectible uncollectable bill.

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Thursday, August 13th, 2020

The scams was found by a new office supervisor in 2017 when she got in touch with insurance provider and discovered the expenses were paid, according to the chief law officer. Financial records reveal Ms. Ashcroft utilized the cash on vacationing and sophisticated personal expenses..

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Ms. Ashcroft pleaded guilty in October 2019 to tried deceptive schemes and theft. She will be needed to pay $651,330 to doctors in restitution..

A medical biller from Mesa, Ariz., will serve six years in jail for stealing more than a thousand repayment checks sent out to doctors from health insurance companies, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said Aug. 11.

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