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Central Valley California Optometrist Indicted for Submitting over $1 Million in False Claims to Medicare – Had Offices in Turlock and Modesto

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A federal grand jury returned a nine-count indictment today against optometrist Carole Sachs, O.D., 76, of Delhi, charging her with health care fraud, Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

According to court documents, Sachs was an optometrist and practiced out of offices in Turlock and Modesto. Between November 2016 and February 2021, Sachs fraudulently billed Medicare for optometry services she did not provide. Sachs billed over $1 million and received over $700,000 in payments from Medicare from these false and fraudulent claims. The fraudulent claims included claims for performing ultrasounds and for placing amniotic membranes on patients’ eyes despite the fact that Sachs did not perform these procedures.

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Turlock Woman Accused Of Financial Abuse Of An Elder In Escalon

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ESCALON (CBS13) — A 36-year-old woman was arrested in Escalon on charges of identity theft and financial abuse of an elder, Escalon police said.

On September 9, a detective took a 91-year-old’s report of financial abuse who had 15 unauthorized charges on her debit card totaling over $1,200.

ALSOSuspects Arrested For Alleged Kidnapping, Rape Of Sacramento Woman In Mendocino County

Investigation showed several of the charges were connected to the elderly woman’s caretaker, 36-year-old Marie Guist, of Turlock.

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