A Pennsylvania doctor has repaid South Carolina a whopping $2.3 million in restitution, costs and fees following a judgment against him in a Medicaid fraud case.
The South Carolina Attorney General’s office said the state collected the money today from Dr. Saroj K. Parida, of Lititz, Penn. Parida was charged by South Carolina with first degree computer crime and defrauding the state Medicaid program.
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Mortgage fraud is still on the rise, according to a report released Monday, despite efforts by law enforcement and policy makers to rein it in.
Incidents of mortgage fraud perpetrated by industry professionals increased 7% in 2009, after jumping 26% the year before, said the Mortgage Asset Research Institute (MARI), a division of LexisNexis. The worst-hit states include Florida, California, Arizona, New York, New Jersey and Maryland.