WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - A Palm Beach County man, whose medical license was taken away from him four years ago, is accused of practicing medicine without a license.
The Attorney General Medicaid Fraud Control Unit arrested Richard Robert Day, 70, following allegations that he practiced mental health counseling without a valid license and defrauded the Medicaid program.
Investigators said that Day was employed by Brevard County nursing home MTS Health Services, LLC, where he forged a mental health counseling license to secure employment.
Day is accused of the fraudulent billings of more than $9,000 to the Medicaid program.
The Florida Department of Health permanently revoked Day’s license in 2010 after an investigation revealed that he did not disclose prior out-of-state felony convictions, including one for sexual battery on a former patient, therefore he did not meet licensure requirements.
The Florida Attorney General's Office says that Day faces charges of Medicaid fraud and practicing mental health counseling without a license, both third-degree felonies
If convicted, he faces up to 11 years in prison and $11,000 in fines.
The Attorney General’s Office of Statewide Prosecution will bring Day's case to court.