New Jersey dentists were indicted on charges of fraud this week after a lengthy investigation led to the arrest of seven dentists, working from a mobile dental company based in Colts Neck.
Four Monmouth County dentists are included in the indictment, based on charges that include over billing medicare and billing medicare for services never performed.
- Stephen Beukas, 47, of Mahwah, Dentist and owner of New Jersey Mobile Dental Practice, P.A.
- Illuminata “Lena” Davi, 56, of Lincroft, Office Manager at NJ Mobile
- Joyce Fuller, 56, of Lincroft, Medicaid Billing Manager at NJ Mobile
- Mary D. “Marydee” Anerousis, 47, of Livingston, Dentist at NJ Mobile
- John Freiler, 74, of Wanaque, Dentist at NJ Mobile
- Matthew Girardy, 42, of Spring Lake, Dentist at NJ Mobile
- Trina Ruchelman, 40, of Cream Ridge, Dentist at NJ Mobile
State Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa said in a news release that the group would travel to nursing homes to perform on-site dental services, and on almost every visit would allegedly add a behavior management" charge and a "trip charge" as well as allegedly over bill patients.
A search warrant was executed at the Colts Neck office, according to the news release. The investigation included undercover surveillance.
“These defendants’ alleged actions not only defrauded the Medicaid program, but also preyed upon vulnerable individuals who sought to utilize NJ Mobile’s services,” Chiesa said.