BROOKLYN, NY — A Long Island chiropractor was charged with health care fraud, the United States Department of Justice announced Wednesday.
Joseph Stephan, 50, of Farmingdale, submitted false claims to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Workers Compensation Programs for work not actually performed, prosecutors said. Stephan was arrested Wednesday morning and is slated to make his first court appearance in the afternoon.
If convicted, Stephan faces a maximum of 10 years in prison.
Seth D. DuCharme, acting U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York; Michael Mikulka, special agent-in-charge, U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Inspector General; and Matthew Modafferi, special agent-in-charge, United States Postal Service, Office of the Inspector General, announced the arrest and charges.
“As alleged, Stephan abused the trust of an important federal benefit program for employees injured on the job by billing for numerous fraudulent claims, including those for an undercover Special Agent