The former owner of Movement Health and Rehab, which previously operated out of an office at 1310 South Milwaukee Avenue in Libertyville, is facing over a dozen federal charges after prosecutors accused him of scheming to defraud an insurance company. | Photo: Google Street View

The former owner of a chiropractic business in Libertyville has been charged in federal court with defrauding an insurance company out of at least $430,000 for non-existent services.

Seung Han Lim, 40, of Lincolnshire, was charged with 14 counts of healthcare fraud in the U.S. District Court of Northern Illinois.

Lim owned and operated Movement Health and Rehab, also known as Motu Chiropractic and Motu Chiromassage.

The business previously operated out of 1310 South Milwaukee Avenue in Libertyville. State records show the business was dissolved in December 2020.

Prosecutors said Lim submitted fraudulent claims from 2016 to 2019 to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois for purported healthcare services.

An indictment unsealed Wednesday alleged that Lim knew the submitted services were not actually provided.

Some of the fraudulent claims were for services provided on dates when either Lim or the patient were not even in Illinois, the indictment said.

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Other claims submitted by Lim were for services purportedly rendered by another chiropractor to Lim and Lim’s family members.

Federal prosecutors said the claims were submitted despite Lim knowing those services were not actually provided by the other chiropractor.

The indictment said Lim also knew Blue Cross would have denied the claims had he been identified as the rendering provider because the insurer prohibits claims from providers for services rendered to that provider or their immediate family members.

When the insurance company attempted to audit Lim’s claims, he prepared false patient medical records and other documents and submitted them to the insurer, the indictment said.

Lim and his clinic fraudulently obtained at least $430,000 from Blue Cross because of the scheme, the indictment said.

Each count against Lim is punishable by up to 10 years in federal prison.

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Lim was scheduled to make an initial court appearance Wednesday afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Gabriel Fuentes.