ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- A local podiatrist has plead guilty to three counts of making false statements to Medicare.
Dr. John M. Dailey, 55, practiced podiatry at an office in Washington, Missouri. The doctor is said to have made false statements about services he did not actually provide to three patients.
Court documents say that during 2008-2009 Dr. Dailey requested money from the Medicare program for office visits. Dr. Dailey did not provide those service because he was on vacation outside of the state on those days.
Dr. Dailey admitted that he held and abused a position of trust as a Medicare provider and licensed podiatrist.
Dailey plead guilty to three felony counts of making false statements to Medicare. He will be sentenced on January 7, 2013.
Each count carries a maxium penalty of five years in prison and/or fines up to $250,000.