Central Valley Physical Therapist Charged with Insurance Fraud

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Devra Ann Bommarito, of Stockton, was arrested and charged by the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office with two felony counts of insurance fraud, one felony count of grand theft and one felony count of falsifying records.

Bommarito, who owns Xcel Physical Therapy in Ripon, was investigated by the Sacramento Field Office of the Department of Consumer Affairs’ Division of Investigation. Investigators found that between 2009 and 2014, Bommarito continued to work as a physical therapist even though she had allegedly filed for and received disability benefits. Bommarito is accused of fraudulently obtaining over $100,000 in disability benefits.

Bommarito was arrested on February 26, 2016. She will next appear in San Joaquin Superior Court on June 1, 2016. At the court appearance, the judge will hear arguments regarding the Physical Therapy Board of California’s request for an order restricting Bommarito’s ability to practice as a physical therapist for the duration of the criminal proceedings.

The District Attorney’s Office press release can be read here: