The former operator of Panhandle Chiropractic in Amarillo has been sentenced to jail for health care fraud.

According to court documents, Thomas Roy Clark operated the business for three years without a license issued by the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners.  Along with co-defendant Karen Jones, Clark was found to have billed insurance companies over $500,000 for services under the name of a licensed chiropractor.  Additionally Clark billed insurance companies for services not rendered and for extra services not provided.

He was sentenced yesterday to 41 months in prison and ordered to pay $514,567.29 in restitution.

Clark is to begin serving his prison sentence on January 9, 2018.