Powell Psychologist Indicted for Fraud
Written by Andrew-Rossi on May 25, 2017
A Powell psychologist has been indicted on charges that could result in life in prison.
A federal grand jury last week returned an indictment charging Powell psychologist Gibson Condie with 234 counts of health care fraud. The total amount of fraudulent bills Condie submitted to Wyoming Medicaid is approximately $6.8 million dollars, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Wyoming and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
According to the indictment, between June of 2012 and February 2016, Condie submitted fraudulent medical bills for mental health services to Wyoming Medicaid through his business, the Big Horn Basin Mental Health Group. These bills routinely reported an inappropriate and baseless mental health diagnosis and falsely identified Condie as the treating provider, even though the services had been provided by various other individuals, many of which were not licensed or otherwise authorized by Medicaid to provide the claimed services.
The Attorney’s office clarifies that an indictment is not a finding of guilt. Individuals charged in indictments are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. However, if convicted, Condie faces a maximum sentence of 10 years on each count of health care fraud. If convicted on more than one count, the sentences could be imposed consecutively.