The 44-year-old father of three from Connecticut accused of killing his wife, children and family dog in Florida was reportedly being accused by federal investigators for insurance fraud over the span of several years.
Anthony Todt, of Colchester, Connecticut, reportedly confessed to killing his family in Celebration, Florida, last month after being taken into custody by Osceola Sheriff’s deputies.
Deputies were called to a residence in Florida on Monday, Jan. 13, to the home that the Todt family was leasing. A man - now identified as Todt - was seen taken away in handcuffs, and officials reported that four bodies were found in the Florida residence.
Officials identified Todt’s victims as his wife, 42-year-old Megan Todt, and their three children Alex Todt, 13, Tyler Todt, 11, and Zoe Todt, 4. Todt also reportedly killed the family’s dog.
Todt was charged with multiple counts of homicide and animal cruelty.
According to a federal arrest affidavit, Todt was involved in a healthcare fraud from the physical therapy practice he and his wife operated in Connecticut.
Todt and his wife had previously owned Family Physical Therapy in Colchester, which was under investigation by the state’s Attorney General. The family also had a Kissimmee condominium for more than a decade. They’ve shared time between Connecticut and Florida.
It is alleged that Todt was billing both the federal government through Medicaid and private health insurance companies for hundreds of hours of care that was never actually provided. He was interviewed by federal agents last year regarding the scheme, though he cut off contact following the interview.
In total, the scheme reportedly allowed Todt to take in more than $125,000 from fraudulent bills.
"The Office of the (Connecticut) Attorney General can confirm we have an open False Claims Act investigation into Anthony Todt. Beyond that, we are unable to comment or provide further details," a spokeswoman for the Connecticut Attorney General’s Office said.
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