Benton Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Defrauding Southern Illinois Healthcare
Cary E. Mosley, 48, of Benton, Illinois, has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for defrauding his former employer, Southern Illinois Healthcare ("SIH"), Steven D. Weinhoeft, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today. A federal grand jury had previously returned an indictment charging Mosley with mail and wire fraud on January 4.
Mosley was employed as the Manager of SIH’s Radiation Oncology Department. From at least December 2006 until July 2013, Mosley held a second job with Q.E.D. Medical Physics, Inc. ("QED"). QED, which is based in Lebanon, Tennessee, is a contractor that provides support services for radiation oncology departments operated by smaller hospitals.
Mosley pled guilty on June 13, 2018, and admitted that he was paid by QED for work he allegedly performed at SIH. Specifically, Mosley admitted making entries in QED’s electronic timekeeping system which falsely claimed he had performed work at SIH which he had not actually performed. The effect was that Mosley caused SIH to pay him twice: once through his SIH salary and again through QED. Based upon Mosley’s fraudulent timekeeping entries, QED submitted invoices to SIH which were falsely inflated by the amount of time Mosley claimed.
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. 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’s fraud against SIH lasted from December 2006 through July 2013. During that time frame, Mosley was paid over $500,000 by QED for work he fraudulently claimed he had performed at SIH.
During Mosley’s sentencing hearing, United States District Judge Staci Yandle observed that Mosley had not committed his crimes out of economic necessity but simply out of "greed. Pure, unadulterated greed." The judge also noted that it was important to send a message that white collar defendants who commit serious crimes will not be able to walk away from their offenses with a mere "slap on the wrist."
In addition to the 18 month term of incarceration, Judge Yandle also sentenced Mosely to serve three years of supervised release, with his first year to be spent on home confinement with electronic monitoring, and to pay restitution to SIH in the amount of $1,210,865.
The case was investigated by agents from the Springfield Division, Fairview Heights Resident Agency, of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Both SIH and QED cooperated with the investigation. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Scott A. Verseman.