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BENTON — A Benton man on Wednesday pleaded guilty to federal charges of wire and mail fraud for defrauding Southern Illinois Healthcare while he was employed there, to the tune of half a million dollars.

According to a news release from the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Cary E. Mosley, 48, pleaded guilty to once count of wire fraud and one count of mail fraud.

Both charges carry maximum sentences of up to 20 years in prison, up to three years of mandatory supervised release and fines up to $250,000. Mosley could also be ordered to pay restitution to SIH.

The release states that from December 2006 to July 2013, while Mosley was the manager of the Radiation Oncology Department at SIH, he also had a job with QED Medical Physics Inc., a Tennessee contractor that provides support services for radiation oncology departments at smaller hospitals. During that time, Mosley was paid by QED for work he did at SIH that would have been part of his typical duties.

The original indictment against Mosley charged that he made entries in QED's timekeeping system that falsely claimed he had performed work at SIH that he did not actually perform. It also stated that Mosley claimed he was entitled to compensation from the contractor for performing duties that were part of his job at SIH. Since Mosley allegedly fraudulently made timekeeping entries, QED would submit inflated invoices to SIH.

According to the release, Mosley concealed the scheme by altering documents. He removed his name from documents sent by QED to SIH's Accounts Payable and replaced it with other employees' names. He also discarded documents that were meant to be sent to Accounts Payable.

The release states Mosley was paid more than $500,000 by QED for work he performed at SIH. 

Mosley is scheduled to be sentenced at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 25 at the U.S. District Court in Benton.

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