Benton Man Charged With Defrauding Southern Illinois Healthcare
Donald S. Boyce, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced that yesterday, a federal grand jury in Benton, IL, returned an indictment charging Cary E. Mosley, 48, of Benton, with defrauding his former employer, Southern Illinois Healthcare ("SIH"). The indictment charges Mosley with six counts of wire fraud and six counts of mail fraud.
During the time-period covered by the indictment, Mosley was employed as the Manager of SIH’s Radiation Oncology Department. During that same time-frame, Mosley had a second job with Q.E.D. Medical Physics, Inc. ("QED"). QED, which is based in Lebanon, TN, is a contractor that provides support services for radiation oncology departments operated by smaller hospitals.
According to the indictment, Mosley was paid by QED for work he allegedly performed at SIH. Specifically, the indictment charges that Mosley made entries in QED’s electronic timekeeping system which falsely claimed that he had performed work at SIH which he had not actually performed. The indictment also alleges that Mosley claimed that he was entitled to be compensated by QED for work he performed as part of his normal employment duties with SIH. Based upon Mosley’s fraudulent timekeeping entries, QED submitted invoices to SIH which were falsely inflated.
The indictment further alleges that Mosley concealed his fraud scheme by altering the documents that were sent to SIH’s Accounts Payable Department in support of the QED invoices. Each month, QED sent to SIH an "Hours and Details" sheet, which identified the QED employees who had worked at SIH, the work they had performed, the number of hours they had worked, and the dates they had worked. The indictment alleges that during the initial portion of his scheme, Mosley altered the "Hours and Details" sheets by removing his name and inserting the names of other QED employees. The indictment further charges that during the latter portion of his scheme, Mosley simply discarded the "Hours and Details" sheets before the QED invoices were sent to SIH’s Accounts Payable Department.
The indictment alleges that Mosley conducted his fraud scheme from December 2006 through July 2013, and that he was paid over $500,000 by QED for work he allegedly performed at SIH. Each of the mail and wire fraud counts carries a maximum sentence of up to 20 years in prison, up to three years of supervised release, and a fine of up to $250,000. In addition, Mosley could be ordered to pay full restitution to SIH.
Mosley is scheduled to be arraigned on the indictment on January 16, 2018, at 2:00 p.m., at the Federal Courthouse in Benton, IL.
The case is being investigated by agents from the Springfield Division, Fairview Heights Resident Agency, of the Federal Bureau of Investigation ("FBI"). Both SIH and QED have cooperated with the investigation. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Scott A. Verseman.
An indictment is a formal charge against a defendant. Under the law, that charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.