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Murfreesboro Psychologist Arrested for Fraud

Logan Langlois, MTN Reporter

February 10th, 2021



Donald McCoy, 54, of Murfreesboro Tennessee was sentenced to more than three years in prison for fraudulently billing excessive hours of services.


According to The United States Attorney Office Middle District of Tennessee, between January 2014 and December 7, 2020, McCoy would submit claims for psychotherapy services sometimes totaling more than 72 hours per day. McCoy was arrested December 14, 2020 and charged with two counts of healthcare fraud.


McCoy reportedly rendered services on more than 200 weekends and major federal holidays including New Year’s day, the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. McCoy originally faced up to 20 years in prison, his eventual sentencing after pleading guilty in January 2020 was 41 months and ordered to pay over $1.2 million in restitution.


McCoy was a licensed psychologist by the State of Tennessee and was an authorized TennCare provider who serviced individual psychotherapy and family psychotherapy. McCoy typically worked with minors in the care of the Department of Children’s Services. The charges McCoy pleaded guilty to include health care fraud, mail fraud and money laundering.