Looks like he wasn't the workaholic he seemed to be.
As we reported in June, psychologist Rhett McCarty of Lake Ozard, Mo., billed Medicare and Medicaid $1,912,300 for 31 months of service. As his rate was $125 an hour, this suggested he was working 120-hour weeks.
This made CMS suspicious, and after an investigation federal prosecutors charged McCarty had faked a good deal of these services, and forged signatures to sustain his fraud.
Last week McCarty pleaded guilty to forgery and fraud. He will have to forfeit the fraudulent portion of his reimbursement, which DOJ estimates at $1 million. He also faces 20 years on the charges.
We've said it before and we'll say it again: If no rational person could believe your claim, it's a cinch the feds won't, either.