AG Pruitt Charges Former Optometry Clinic Employee with 16 Counts of Medicaid Fraud
OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit has filed charges against the office manager of a now defunct Oklahoma City optometry clinic for allegedly billing false claims for eyeglasses and lenses.
Robert C. Camp, Jr., 52, of Mustang, was charged in Oklahoma County District Court with 16 counts of Medicaid fraud. According to the charges, Camp purportedly billed the Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA) from June 2011 to November 2012 for $359,459 in alleged fraudulent claims for eyeglasses that were never manufactured or delivered to Medicaid recipients.
In the course of the investigation, the AG’s fraud investigators learned that during the time period in question, the OHCA was billed for 3,496 pairs of glasses while only 524 pairs were made.
Robert C. Camp, Sr. closed his clinic in October. After the closure, his son, Robert Camp, Jr. allegedly billed the OHCA for 57 additional pairs of glasses. OAG auditor and analyst, Justin Etchieson, who first detected the fraudulent billing, also discovered the most recent charges to the OHCA.
The AG’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit is the only Oklahoma law enforcement agency dedicated to the investigation and prosecution of Medicaid fraud. The Unit helps raise awareness as well as investigates and prosecutes provider fraud and abuse of residents in Medicaid-funded nursing homes.
State v Robert C Camp Jr - CF-12-7165.pdf