|For Immediate Release
Case # 13HF2825
November 18, 2013
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
OCDA SEEKS PUBLIC’S HELP IDENTIFYING POTENTIAL ADDITIONAL VICTIMS OF PLASTIC SURGEON CHARGED WITH PERFORMING UNNECESSARY MEDICAL PROCEDURE TO COMMIT INSURANCE FRAUD
*Defendant has practices in Newport Beach and Beverly Hills
NEWPORT BEACH – The Orange County District Attorney (OCDA) is seeking the public’s help identifying potential additional victims of a Newport Beach/Beverly Hills plastic surgeon charged with performing an unnecessary and harmful medical procedure on a patient in order to fraudulently overbill the victim’s insurance company. Jay W. Calvert, 45, Newport Beach, is charged with one felony count each of medical insurance fraud, manufacturing documents to support the fraudulent bill, and perjury under oath. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of six years and eight months in state prison. Calvert is out of custody on his own recognizance and is scheduled for a continued arraignment Dec. 13, 2013, at 8:30 a.m. in Department H-1, Harbor Justice Center, Newport Beach.
At the time of the crime, Calvert is accused of being a plastic surgeon with offices in Newport Beach and Beverly Hills.
In 2009, John Doe went for a rhinoplasty to Calvert’s Newport Beach office. The victim specifically stated that he did not wish to have any additional procedures. Calvert is accused of performing the rhinoplasty, but also performing additional unnecessary procedures against the direct wishes of the victim in the course of the rhinoplasty. He is accused of causing long-term medical damage to the victim as a result of the unnecessary and unwanted procedures.
Calvert is accused of performing the unnecessary medical procedures in order to overbill the patient’s health insurance policy. He is accused of manufacturing documents to support the fraudulent charges and overbilling John Doe’s insurance in excess of $40,000.
In August 2010, Calvert is accused of committing perjury under oath during civil lawsuit proceedings with the victim.
John Doe reported the fraud to the OCDA, who investigated this case.
Anyone who believes they have been a victim is encouraged to contact Supervising District Attorney Investigator Kathy Tomlinson at (714) 648-3667.