Anthony Bitterling, 42, of Winamac, was sentenced to 24 months in prison, 400 hours of community service, two years of supervised release and ordered to pay more than $1 million in restitution. He previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud.
Court documents indicate Bitterling and co-defendants, 29-year-old Kahley Vergon-Mayotte of Reynolds and 62-year-old Roy Dunn of Monticello ran Hoosier EMS. The company fraudulently billed Medicare for transportation of recipients to dialysis appointments between May of 2009 and May of 2012. As a result, the federal program paid out more than $1 million for medically unnecessary ambulance transportation.
Vergon-Mayotte is scheduled to be sentenced on March 17th. Dunn was sentenced in January to 30 months in prison, two years of supervised release and ordered to pay more than $1 million in restitution.