ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA) -- An dentist pleaded guilty to taking hundreds of thousands of dollars from insurance companies, federal officials said.
Tuan Vu, 43, of Annandale, Va., admitted to "fraudulently billing insurance providers hundreds of thousands of dollars for dental services that he did not provide to his patients," officials said in a news release.
Vu is the owner of Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, PLLC, a dental practice located in Alexandria, Va.
"As a result of Vu's offense, at least 10 private insurance providers suffered more than $400,000 in losses. Dr. Vu's conduct also resulted in a substantial loss to the federal government and the Commonwealth of Virginia, including $87,389 to the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program and $180,048 to the Virginia Medicaid program," officials said in the release.
Vu faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison when he is sentenced on May 4, 2012.