Lake Forest Park man sentenced for $4M in bogus insurance charges

Saturday, August 25, 2012

From our news partner, The Seattle Times

"A surgical technologist (Kenneth R. Welling, 45, of Lake Forest Park) claimed a gambling addiction led him to bill insurance companies for more than $4 million in bogus charges, sometimes falsely claiming to be a doctor, was sentenced Friday to one year in jail.
"But Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Andrew Hamilton said Welling deserved to spend some time behind bars because his crimes were serious and had gone undetected for nearly a decade.
"In meting out the yearlong jail sentence, Superior Court Judge Carol Schapira acknowledged the destructive nature of addictions but said Welling's crimes were neither small errors nor were they isolated."

Read the entire story in The Seattle Times 


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