Phony Doctor Admits 'Treating' Hundreds of Elderly Patients

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A New Jersey man posing as a licensed physicians admitted illegally treating patients, prescribing medicine and even ordering procedures for dozens of unsuspecting victims in the Toms River area of New Jersey, the FBI announced.

Patrick Lynch, 54, who masqueraded as an doctor with an Ocean County, N.J., practice, pleaded guilty on Monday to one count of health-care fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft in an elaborate scheme to defraud Medicare.

Lynch, via his Toms River-based Visiting Doctors of New Jersey, visited hundreds elderly, home-bound patients and billed Medicare for the bogus and potentially dangerous treatments.