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MS Doctor Arrested For Insurance Fraud

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Jackson, MS (CompNewsNetwork) - A Jackson doctor has been arrested following an insurance fraud investigation, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.

Dr. Larry Cruel (age 44) was arrested this morning by investigators with the Attorney General's Office, Insurance Integrity Unit, on one count of insurance fraud and one count of wire fraud. Dr. Cruel is accused of submitting false claims to Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Dr. Cruel, who is a podiatrist at Advanced Foot Care located at 4510 Office Park Drive Jackson, MS, faces up to three years and a fine of $5,000 or the value of the fraud, whichever is greater, for the insurance fraud charge and up to five years and a fine of $10,000 for the wire fraud charge. 

Dr. Cruel was taken to the Rankin County Jail.  Judge Kent McDaniels, Rankin County Circuit Court, set his bond at $30,000.  A court date has not yet been set.  As with all cases, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

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