A metro Atlanta dentist was sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading guilty Friday to fraudulently billing Georgia Medicaid more than $2 million, a spokeswoman for the state attorney general said Monday.
Kenneth Morris Wiggins Jr., owner and operator of Cosmetic and Family Dentistry offices in Roswell and Marietta, billed Medicaid for tooth re-implantations and suturing of wounds for 220 Medicaid patients although he never performed the procedures on those patients, according to Lauren Kane, spokeswoman for Attorney General Sam Olens.
Kane said Wiggins fled to the Netherlands after being indicted in 2011, and was located in Belize in February.
U.S. Marshals transported Wiggins from Belize to Miami, where he waived extradition and was returned to Cobb County. He has been held in the Cobb County Jail without bond since his return.
Wiggins pleaded guilty in Cobb County Superior Court to one felony count of Medicaid fraud, Kane said.
Judge A. Gregory Poole sentenced Wiggins to seven years in prison and ordered him to pay restitution in the amount of $2,230,718.81.