Cleveland Eye Doctor Sees Potentially 80 Years In Jail

CLEVELAND, MS (Ben Caxton) — A Cleveland doctor was arrested Tuesday on fraud charges. 50-year-old Dr. Harold Peltan, an ophthalmologist in Cleveland, was taken into custody by the Bolivar County Sheriff’s Office on a 17-count indictment by a Bolivar County grand jury. The indictment states that between July 2011 and July 2014, Dr. Peltan billed for care not provided to his patients, created false bills during post-operative periods, and billed for care that was not medically necessary. For each count, Peltan faces up to five years in prison and up to $50,000 in fines, for a maximum of 85 years and $850,000. Peltan is a 1993 graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School with 24 years in practice. According to Peltan’s online profile, he is also associated with Bolivar Medical Center. The case is being prosecuted by the State Attorney General’s Office.



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