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Maine medical supplier pleads guilty to fraud

October 19, 2011

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ORTLAND, Maine—The owner of a home medical equipment supplier has pleaded guilty in federal court in Maine to committing health care fraud.

Prosecutors say 44-year-old Peter Enzinger of Kittery defrauded insurance carriers of about $220,000 between 2005 and 2010 by billing them for products not delivered to patients -- and for more expensive products than those actually delivered.

Prosecutors say Enzinger and his company, Seacoast Sleep Solutions, also continued to bill carriers for equipment returned by patients.

The Bangor Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/rglSjM) that Enzinger, who pleaded guilty Tuesday, was convicted in July of making false statements on a loan application submitted to the U.S. Small Business Administration. He awaits sentencing on that charge.

He faces up to 10 years in prison on the health care fraud charge.

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Information from: Bangor Daily News, http://www.bangordailynews.com