Arch Family Dentistry Office Managers Indicted In Replacement Of Indictment | USAO-NDIN
HAMMOND – Justyn Arch, 34, and Trystan Arch, 31, both of Valparaiso, Indiana, were both charged in a substitute indictment unsealed today. The replacement indictment contains 29 charges alleging various violations of federal law against the two individuals, acting US attorney Tina L. Nommay said.
According to the documents in this case, Arch Complete Family Dentistry, with offices located in Chesterton, Crown Point, and briefly in Knox, Indiana, was a licensed provider of dental procedures in Indiana Medicaid. In October 2017, Justyn Arch, vice president of Arch Complete Family Dentistry, also headed the Crown Point office. Trystan Arch managed the Chesterton office.
The alternate indictment alleged that Justyn and Trystan Arch executed a scheme to defraud Indiana Medicaid by causing false and fictitious entries in patient records, and using the names and information related to these patients, to reflect the fact that Arch’s dentists were performing dental surgery when in fact no surgery had been performed. The claims totaled over $ 350,000 in bogus and fictitious claims to Indiana Medicaid.
Further, the Alternate Indictment alleges that Justyn Arch committed tax evasion and money laundering related to funds obtained through this fraud and that Trystan Arch committed false income tax returns, fraud in matters of bankruptcy and an obstacle to bankruptcy, related to the funds obtained through this fraud. Both are also charged with multiple cases of aggravated identity theft.
The United States Attorney’s Office emphasizes that an alternate indictment is only an allegation and that all people are presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court.
In the event of a conviction, any specific sentence to be imposed will be determined by the judge after reviewing federal laws and federal sentencing guidelines.
This case is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of the Indiana Attorney General’s Office, the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation Division, the US Department of Health and Human Services, Porter County Attorney’s Office and the Northern Indiana Area. 10 Office of the US Trustee, Nancy J. Gargula. This case is being pursued by the Assistant United States Attorney, Philip C. Benson.