A Rockland man has pleaded guilty to charges of health care fraud and embezzlement stemming from the time he served as director of a hotel’s health club.
Michael Morrison, 42, entered his guilty pleas in federal court this week, according to the U.S. attorney’s office. Morrison was charged with the crimes in June.
Morrison served as the director of the the Trade Winds’ Health, Swim and Tan Club in Rockland from 2005 to 2016. The health club also operated a business called Coastal Physical Therapy.
Between 2014 and 2016, according to the U.S. attorney’s office, Morrison submitted about $175,000 worth of fraudulent claims to Medicare, the state’s Medicaid program, the Veterans Administration health care program and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield.
While working at the health club, Morrison also embezzled more than $26,000 from the business, according to the U.S. attorney’s office. Morrison used a health club credit card to make purchases from Amazon and stole about $4,500 in cash.
Morrison faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of $250,000.