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Hampden Township medical facility owner pleads guilty to fraud

By - Last modified: April 23, 2013 at 9:19 AM

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A doctor who owns two Hampden Township medical facilities is awaiting sentencing after entering guilty pleas to two separate sets of charges.

Dr. Timothy Clark, 44, pleaded guilty Monday to embezzlement from an employee benefit plan, executing a scheme to defraud health care benefit programs in connection with the delivery and payment of health care benefits, and money laundering. Clark is the sole owner of Central Pennsylvania Pulmonary Associates and Sleep Disorder Centers of Central Pennsylvania.

Clark was accused of failing to deposit funds withheld from CPPA employees in their 401(k) plans from July 2010 through December 2011, causing them to lose approximately $25,000, according to a news release from the United States District Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

He also was accused of inflating the cost of services provided at Holy Spirit Hospital from December 2007 through September 2008, submitting fraudulent claims exceeding $500,000 to Medicare, Highmark Inc. and Capital BlueCross and transferring approximately $103,000 obtained by fraud to CPPA payroll and money market accounts.

Sentencing is scheduled for July 29.

Heather Stauffer

Heather Stauffer

Heather Stauffer covers Lancaster County, nonprofits, education and health care. Have a tip or question for her? Email her at heathers@cpbj.com. Follow her on Twitter, @StaufferCPBJ.

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