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Optometry worker ordered to prison, repay nearly $354,000 in Medicaid fraud

Robert C. Camp Jr., 53, of Mustang pleaded guilty to 16 counts involving fake claims for nearly 3,000 pairs of eye glasses
by Tim Willert Published: February 14, 2013
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A Mustang man pleaded guilty Wednesday to Medicaid fraud and was sentenced to 10 years in prison and ordered to pay nearly $354,000 in restitution, court records show.

Robert C. Camp Jr., 53, pleaded guilty to 16 counts of fraud as part of a plea agreement with the attorney general's office.

He faced up to 48 years in prison.

Camp, who managed his father's now defunct optometry clinic, billed the Oklahoma Health Care Authority $353,830.31 for 2,922 pairs of eye glasses that were never made, records show.

“Robert Camp Jr. generated false claims for eye glasses purportedly provided to Medicaid recipients when in reality no glasses were manufactured or delivered,” prosecutors wrote in Camp's plea paperwork.

Camp submitted the fraudulent claims between June 1, 2011, and Nov. 1, 2012, without his father's knowledge.

Prosecutors alleged Camp billed the health care authority for 57 additional pairs of glasses after his father closed the clinic in October. The son created bank accounts in his own name and rerouted Medicaid deposits to those accounts instead of accounts designated by the clinic, prosecutors alleged.

Attorney General Scott Pruitt said Camp used the money to live a high-roller's lifestyle.

“Robert Camp Jr. lived extravagantly, buying multiple cars, guns and electronics, and making several gambling trips with money meant to help those in need,” Pruitt said. “The attorney general's office and the Oklahoma Health Care Authority will continue to find, investigate and prosecute those who prey upon the less fortunate and seek to cheat the system.”

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by Tim Willert
Education Reporter
Tim Willert is a native Californian with Oklahoma ties who covers education. Prior to moving to Oklahoma in June 2011, he was as an editor for FOXSports.com in Century City, Calif., and reported on courts for the Los Angeles Daily Journal and...
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