Psychologist Arrested for Alleged Fraud

Long Island, NY. The Nassau County District Attorney’s Criminal Frauds Bureau arrested a Baldwin psychologist on March 29 for billing an insurance company for therapy never actually given to a patient described in business records, authorities say.

Dr. Melvon Swanston, 58, submitted more than $3,000 worth of bills to Liberty Mutual Insurance Company for about 30 psychotherapy treatment sessions that were never performed. Swanston went as far as to keep logs of the improved mental health of the patient, says Nassau County District Attorney Denis Dillon.