David Williams called himself Dr. Dave and claimed he served clients in Las Vegas, Denver, Orlando, Seattle and Tucson.
In reality, he is a fitness expert from Fort Worth, has been charged by federal authorities with fraudulently billing health insurance companies more than $25 million and billing for medical services while impersonating a certified healthcare provider. He was arrested in October, and a jury convicted him Wednesday on four counts of health care fraud, each count punishable by a 10-year prison sentence and a $250,000 fine. Williams is scheduled for sentencing in August, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office Between November 2012 and August 2017, Williams advertised on his website, getfitwithdave.com, that he could deliver in-home fitness training and therapy through his company, “Kinesiology Specialists,” the release said.
On a website, he told potential clients he accepted most health care insurance coverage plans. In order to bill insurance companies for his services, Williams registered as a health care provider with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, according to federal authorities.Williams falsely certified that he was a health care provider on his applications to federal authorities, according to the release. Using different names or variations of his name and his company names, Williams enrolled as a health care provider at least 20 times and falsely certified that he was a health care provider in each application, the release stated.