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Kirksville Owner of Prosthetics Company Sentenced

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Missouri

St. Louis, MO – Theodore Deininger was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment and ordered to pay $150,000 in restitution.

According to court documents, Deininger and First Choice Orthotics and Prosthetics, LLC billed Medicare for four prosthetic legs, claiming that they were new, but instead provided the patients with used ones.

Deininger, Kirksville, MO, pled guilty in December to four felony counts of health care fraud. He appeared today for sentencing before United States District Judge Catherine D. Perry.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services-Office of Inspector General and the Missouri Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. Assistant United States Attorney Dorothy McMurtry handled the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Updated March 16, 2016

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