PORTLAND, Maine — An Orrington woman facing federal health care fraud charges was released Friday on $5,000 unsecured bail after a hearing in U.S. District Court.
Dawn Grover, 37, made her first appearance Wednesday afternoon in federal court in Bangor and was held without bail until the hearing could be held.
Grover’s bail conditions include electronic monitoring and not leaving the state.
Friday’s hearing was moved from Bangor to Portland to accommodate U.S. Magistrate Judge Margaret Kravchuk’s schedule.
Grover worked from June 2006 to March 2009 for a Bangor medical practice that specialized in gynecology, according to court documents, and was responsible for billing. In 2008, Grover allegedly submitted fake bills to insurance companies naming her son as the patient for services he did not receive.
Between December 2007 and January 2009 Grover wrote herself “bonus” checks from the medical practice, according to court documents. Those payments allegedly totaled more than $20,000.
Grover is charged with two counts of health care fraud.
She is not expected to enter a plea until after she is indicted next month by a federal grand jury in Bangor.
If convicted, Grover faces up to 10 years in federal prison and could be ordered to pay restitution to the insurance firm and the medical practice.