MARIETTA, Ga. -- An Atlanta-area dentist has pleaded guilty to defrauding Georgia Medicaid of more than $2.2 million.
Kenneth Morris Wiggins Jr. entered his plea Friday, and was sentenced to seven years in prison and three on probation. He must also pay $2,230,618.81 in restitution.
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Wiggins owned Cosmetic and Family Dentistry of Roswell in Fulton County and Cosmetic and Family Dentistry of Marietta in Cobb County. Both businesses were providers in the Georgia Medicaid Program's Dental Services.
According to information presented in court, Wiggins billed Medicaid for procedures for 220 patients, even though he never actually performed the dental work.
Wiggins fled the U.S. for the Netherlands after being indicted in 2011. He was caught in Belize in February 2013 and was transported to Miami and then to Cobb County by U.S. Marshals.