ATLANTA (AP)- The owner of an allergy test lab has been sentenced to federal prison for faking test results and billing health care providers for service that wasn’t provided.
Federal prosecutors say 40-year-old Rahsaan Jackson Garth has been sentenced to three years and 10 months in prison, three years of supervised release and is ordered to pay more than $246,500 in restitution.READ MORE: Gov. Kemp Announces Medical Technology Company Intuitive Expanding In Gwinnett County, Adding Approximately 1,200 Jobs
Prosecutors say Garth opened Polaris Allergy Labs Inc., in East Point in 2011. Garth directed a lab technician not to test some blood samples for allergens to save money between September 2012 and February 2014. Authorities say Garth created fake test result reports â some positive, some negative â and sent them back to patients’ doctors and billed patients’ service providers.READ MORE: Fourth Stimulus Check: Is Another Relief Payment Coming Soon?
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