Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Two Ohio Men Charged In $150K Fraudulent Billing Scheme
John Joseph Briggle, 56, and Leonard P. Gorski, 55, both of Toledo, Ohio, have been charged with bilking the Toledo Hospital out of some $150,000 in a fraudulent billing scheme. According to authorities, over a two year period from May 2002 until July 2004, Briggle's printing company billed the hospital for supplies and services that were not delivered. Gorski, who was allegedly complicit in the fraudulent billings, was employed in the hospital's print shop during that time. They each of plead not guilty to charges of aggravated theft. Separately, we note that Briggle (pictured here) has been charged in Cuyahoga County in an unrelated case involving the alleged embezzlement of money from Cleveland Public Schools with a co-defendant, Dan Burns.