Lake Ozark Psychologist Sentenced to Prison
A Lake Ozark psychologist is going to prison for defrauding Medicare and Medicaid of one million dollars. 67-year old Rhett McCarty was sentenced yesterday (WEDNESDAY) to three years in prison without parole. He was also ordered to pay one million dollars in restitution to Medicaid and Medicare. Prosecutors say between September of 2008 and April of 2012, McCarty sent claims to Medicare and Medicaid saying he provided service to 19 people. He was paid more than one million dollars for those claims. Last August, McCarty plead guilty to health care fraud and forgery.