Joshua F. Rogers, 30, of 1047 Brady St., Jersey Shore, was sentenced to 12 months Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition and ordered to pay back more than $9,300 for medical fraud, forgery and theft by deception.
Rogers was charged by the state Attorney General's office with submitting false claims to Community Service Group of Lycoming and Clinton counties, where he worked as a therapeutic support staff worker.
Between Aug. 14, 2008 and Oct. 29, 2010, Rogers falsified work hours, documented work he didn't do and forged signatures on documents to get paid, according to the Attorney General's office.
Investigators said Rogers billed his employer more more than a dozen times for hours worked when clients he was supposed to help were absent from school. He also forged the signature of an elementary school teacher where he was supposed to provide services more than 36 times.
While working at a YMCA day camp, Rogers forged a counselor's signature and claimed hours for two days when the client was not even present, according to records.
Rogers was sentenced on Sept. 10 by Lycoming County Judge Nancy L. Butts, who also ordered him to serve 50 hours of community service.