- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 22, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - A former Portland psychologist has been sentenced to four years in prison and ordered to repay $20,000 after pleading guilty to defrauding the state’s medical assistance program.

The Kennebec Journal (https://bit.ly/1JayMPn ) reports that David Alan Bradley pleaded guilty Tuesday to stealing more than $40,000 by submitting hundreds of fraudulent MaineCare claims.

Prosecutors say Bradley billed MaineCare for outpatient services that he could not have provided because he was either in jail or in Florida at the time the counseling was said to take place. State law requires services be provided in person in order to qualify for MaineCare.

Bradley’s attorney says most of the stolen money was used to care for his client’s sick father, but prosecutors say receipts show Bradley gave money to a girlfriend.

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Information from: Kennebec Journal, https://www.kjonline.com/

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