A Franklin County chiropractor is again facing criminal charges, this time for defrauding three insurance companies out of approximately $150,000 in bogus billing scheme, according to authorities.
On Tuesday, Lawrence Scott Herman, 51, who lives in Frederick, Md., and owns and operates Herman Chiropractic in Waynesboro, was indicted by a grand jury on charges of corrupt organizations, theft by deception and insurance fraud, according to paperwork filed in Cumberland County by the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office.
The indictment contends Herman falsely billed Highmark, Capital Blue Cross and Erie Insurance for office visits and treatments from March 2010 to April 30, 2014.
In December, two employees of Herman, Joshua M. Rosinski, 37, of the 200 block of Brook Meadow Drive, Mechanicsburg, and Joseph P. Brady Jr., 44, of the first block of Romance Lane, Chambersburg, were indicted on charges they submitted fraudulent claims for treatments they provided to each other and their families.
A grand jury found that many of the dates that the doctor provided chiropractic care coincided with dates when either the patient or chiropractor was out of town, in the hospital or otherwise indisposed.
On some of the occasions, the people were actually giving birth, on a cruise, or taking a trip to Disney World, records state.
Brady told the grand jury that he was “instructed” by someone at the offices to submit the bills and added that “it wouldn’t have happened without instruction from (Herman),” according to the indictment.
Brady couldn’t remember who told him to submit the bills, records state.
Rosinski told the grand jury that Herman viewed insurance companies as “bad entities” and told employees “the more we could take from them was better,” records state.
Herman is currently free from the Cumberland County Prison on $100,000 unsecured bail.
A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Nov. 9 before District Judge Richard S. Dougherty.
In 2014, Herman was sentenced to 5 months in federal prison after a guilty plea to a charge of making false statements in health care matters.