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Cedar City eye doctor admits Medicaid fraud

Cedar City eye doctor admits Medicaid fraud

By Dennis Romboy | Posted - Jun. 8, 2011 at 12:50 p.m.



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CEDAR CITY — A Cedar City optometrist admitted in court to filing more than $30,000 in Medicaid claims for patients he didn't treat.

David P. Eastman pleaded guilty Monday in 2nd District Court to a second-degree felony charge of submitting fraudulent claims to the Utah Medicaid program. A plea agreement requires him to repay $31,707 before Aug. 31.

The fraud came to light when an employee of a Cedar City clinic reported that a client received notice of payment for Medicaid services from Eastman. The doctor had rented space at the clinic but the client denied taking her children to him for treatment.

Eastman will be sentenced July 18.

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