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A Pennsylvania dentist who owned and ran a successful practice, it has been accused of receiving more than $ 25,000 in food and medical benefits over the last four years, according to a Wednesday report.
Perry County dentist, Joseph A. Ciampa has been charged with fraudulently obtaining assistance from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is one of the first-degree felony — and, as Medical Assistance, is a third-degree felony, authorities said.
A successful Pennsylvania dentist to fraudulently receive more than $25,000 in public benefits over the past four years, authorities said.
Ciampa, for the first time to apply for the SNAP, and medical assistance, in November, 2014. The officials, cited by Lancaster’s WGAL-TV, said ” Chiampa said that earning the minimum wage at a car sales shop, or are unemployed.
From January 2015 to February 2019 at the latest, Chiampa received more than $25,500 in the public benefits, in spite of running a successful dental practice, the Patriot-News of Harrisburg reported. Between 2015 and 2018, Chiampa collected more than $616,000 in the insurance policy to claim compensation, according to the report.
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The authorities have started the investigation of the Chiampa earlier this month after receiving a public tip. A criminal complaint has been filed, on the 4th of June.
The Inspector-General Bruce R. Beemer, called Chiampa the alleged fraud “may be offensive to every honest citizen.”
“I’m extremely proud of the outstanding work of our researchers, the exposure of this fraud on the public,” he added.
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Chiampa preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 15. He faces at least seven years in prison and $25,000 in fines if convicted, according to WGAL.