Riverside, CA – The District Attorney’s Office has charged a doctor with offices in Corona and Wildomar with seven felonies related to a workers’ compensation insurance fraud scheme.
Dr. Sanjoy Banerjee of Corona, was charged on May 29, 2018, with two counts of insurance fraud and five counts of perjury. Dr. Banerjee has since posted bail and is scheduled to be arraigned on July 7, 2018, at 8:30 a.m. in Dept. 61 at the Hall of Justice in Riverside.
An investigation conducted by the DA’s Bureau of Investigation found that from November 2014 through December 2016, Banerjee, a Wildomar- and Corona-based workers’ compensation pain management doctor, illegally self-referred workers’ compensation patients to a clinical laboratory and an office-based surgical center he owned. Through that laboratory and surgical center, Dr. Banerjee billed more than $180,000 for urine toxicology testing and/or epidural injections.
Dr. Banerjee also reportedly signed at least five doctor’s reports declaring under penalty of perjury he had not referred patients to his own companies. The investigation revealed that Dr. Banerjee referred some of his workers’ compensation patients to his business, Rochester Imperial Surgical Center, which was located in a patient exam room inside the Pacific Pain Care office suite in Wildomar.
The case is being prosecuted by Deputy DA Kristen Allison of the DA’s Insurance Fraud Team.
Source: Riverside County DA