Marion County doctor convicted of Medicare fraud

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(WCJB) - A North Central Florida doctor was convicted of Medicare fraud this week.

Omar Garcia, 51, was found guilty in federal court in Illinois. The Chicago Sun-Times reports Garcia is now in Ocala.

The indictment claims that as a physician in Illinois between 2011 and 2015, Garcia fraudulently billed medicare for allergy tests, nerve transmission tests, and ultrasounds that investigators later deemed were not necessary.

Garcia's sentencing date is May 13th.