Benton Man Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Southern Illinois Healthcare
On June 13, 2018, Cary E. Mosley, 48, of Benton, Illinois, pled guilty to defrauding his former employer, Southern Illinois Healthcare ("SIH"), announced Donald S. Boyce, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois. A federal grand jury had returned an indictment on January 4, 2018, charging Mosley with wire fraud and mail fraud.
From December 1, 2006, through July 13, 2013, Mosley was employed as the manager of SIH’s radiation oncology department. During that same time frame, Mosley held a second job with Q.E.D. Medical Physics, Inc. ("QED"), a contractor based in Lebanon, Tennessee, that provides support services for radiation oncology departments operated by smaller hospitals.
As part of his guilty plea, Mosley admitted that he was paid by QED for work he allegedly performed at SIH, and that he made entries in QED’s electronic timekeeping system which falsely claimed he had performed work at SIH that he had not actually performed. Mosley also admitted to claiming compensation from 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 that were falsely inflated. The indictment alleges that Mosley was paid over $500,000 by QED for work he performed at SIH.
Mosley admitted in his guilty plea that he 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. 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. 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.
Mosley pled guilty to one count of wire fraud and one count of mail fraud. Both charges carry maximum sentences of up to 20 years in prison, up to three years of supervised release, and fines of up to $250,000. In addition, Mosley could be ordered to pay full restitution to SIH.
Mosley’s sentencing is currently scheduled for September 25, 2018, at 9:30 a.m., at the United States District Court in Benton, Illinois.
The case was 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.