Doctor indicted on 17 counts of fraud in Cleveland, MS

A Mississippi Delta ophthalmologist is being charged with defrauding the state-federal Medicaid program.
Dr. Harold Peltan, a 50-year-old Cleveland resident, was indicted on 17 counts on fraud Tuesday in Bolivar County.
Attorney General Jim Hood says Peltan turned in fake bills for care he never provided and billed for unneeded medical care between July 2011 and July 2014. Hood’s Medicaid fraud unit is prosecuting the case.
Peltan faces up to 85 years in jail and $850,000 in fines. No bail has been set and Peltan remains jailed as of Tuesday.

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