Physician Fraud

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A medical school graduate has been arrested on charges he used another doctor's Drug Enforcement Agency number so he could practice without a license.

A spokesman for the U.S, attorney says 47-year-old Timothy Holcomb, of Destin, was freed under special pretrial conditions after making a first court appearance on a five-count grand jury indictment.

In addition to the DEA charges, he is facing charges of making false statements and failing to repay more than $123,000 in student loans.

If convicted on all counts, Holcomb could face up to 23 years in prison.

Register says it is unlikely he would get the maximum but some prison time, not just probation, would be required.

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