Regional
1:40 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Former Therapist at Barren County Clinic Pleads Guilty to Theft, Fraud

A former co-owner of a Barren County mental health treatment center has pleaded guilty to theft and fraud. 

Earlier this year, a Barren County grand jury indicted 36-year-old Jeremy Catron on charges of unlawful taking over $10,000 and engaging in a scheme to defraud the Kentucky Medicaid program.  Catron pleaded guilty Monday to both charges. 

Catron is the former co-owner of Alliance Counseling Associates.  As a therapist, Catron submitted claims to Medicaid for services that were not performed. 

At sentencing in July, prosecutors from the Kentucky Attorney General's Office will recommend five years of probation on the condition Catron pays more than $24,000 in restitution to the Medicaid program.