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Tioga County Physician and Three Others Indicted For Unlawful Distribution of Controlled Substances and Health Care Fraud

The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that a Tioga County physician has been charged with unlawful distribution of controlled substances and health care fraud. Three other individuals are also charged in an indictment returned Tuesday by a federal grand jury in Scranton, Pennsylvania. According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, the indictment charges Dr. John Terry, age 63, and Thomas Ray, age 51, both of Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, with Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance and Health Care Fraud. It also charges David Hatch, age 27, Addison, New York, and Stephen Heffner, Jr., age 46, Elkland, Pennsylvania, with health care fraud. The defendants allegedly aided and abetted each other in a scheme to obtain benefits from a health care program by false and fraudulent pretenses.


Action Details

  • Date:August 22, 2014
  • Agency:U.S. Attorney
  • Enforcement Types:
    • Criminal and Civil Actions