Chiropractor arraigned in fraud case

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

MIDLAND — A Midland County chiropractor is facing fraud charges.

Court authorities on Friday arraigned Frederick Knochel on six counts of insurance fraud, said State Police Trooper Dave Rivard of the Bay City Post.

Post detectives and investigators for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan conducted a six-month investigation into allegations the chiropractor submitted false insurance claims to the health insurance company, Rivard said.

Knochel’s office is at 2525 Washington in Midland.

Rivard said investigators continue to look for “anyone who has ever been a patient of Knochel and noticed a discrepancy in their explanation of benefits.”

Patients with suspicions should call the post at (989) 684-2234