Dentist who diagnosed nonexistent cavities reaches agreement - FtWayne.com

Dentist who diagnosed nonexistent cavities reaches agreement - FtWayne.com

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AP Wire | 10/24/2006 | Dentist who diagnosed nonexistent cavities reaches agreement

“ANGOLA, Ind. - A dentist accused of diagnosing cavities that did not exist will not face prison time, according to an agreement filed in Steuben Circuit Court.

Penelope Dunlap, 36, was charged in December with six felony counts of Medicaid fraud and five felony counts of attempted theft.

Attorneys filed an agreement Monday that would change those charges to misdemeanors and allow them to be dismissed after 10 years. The deal requires Dunlap to not treat Medicaid patients during that time and also complete 100 hours of community service, among other conditions…”