- Attorney General Anne Milgram announced
that an Atlantic County man has been indicted
for allegedly stealing more than $6,000
in insurance benefits that were meant for
a medical services provider.
to Insurance Fraud Prosecutor Greta Gooden
Brown, Charles J. Tiemann, 59, of Galloway,
was charged with third-degree theft by failure
to make required disposition.
The Atlantic County grand jury indictment
alleges that between June 29, 2007, and
June 17, 2008, Tiemann, a subscriber under
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, received
six checks totaling $6,074 from Horizon,
which were payments for medical services
provided to his wife, Francine Tiemann,
by Integrative Medical Center. The indictment
alleges that Tiemann failed to remit the
$6,074 to Integrative Medical Center and
instead kept the money for himself.
Natalie Brotherston, Civil Investigator
Bonnie Apone, and Deputy Attorney General
Geraldine D. Zidow were assigned to the
investigation into this case. Zidow presented
the case to the Atlantic County grand jury.
Insurance Fraud Prosecutor Brown thanked
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield for its assistance
in this matter.
indictment, which was handed up on Nov.
12, is merely an accusation. The defendant
is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Third-degree crimes carry a maximum sentence
of five years in state prison and a criminal
fine of $15,000. Tiemann also faces the
possibility of civil insurance fraud fines.
Office of Insurance Fraud Prosecutor was
established by the Automobile Insurance
Cost Reduction Act of 1998. The office is
the centralized state agency that investigates
and prosecutes both civil and criminal insurance
fraud, as well as Medicaid fraud.