Do It 4 The Fraud

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Glenn Pair and Markuetric Stringfellow’s after-school program, Do-It-4-The-Hood Corporation, ran in North Carolina from 2016 to 2018. Pair and the other co-conspirators paid people to recruit at-risk youths eligible through North Carolina Medicaid for after-school and youth mentoring programs run by companies Pair operated.

Pair concocted a scheme to perform drug testing on urine samples from the children, and received kickbacks once the labs were reimbursed by the Medicaid program. Pair also allegedly conspired to defraud Medicaid by giving client information used by laboratories to file more fake reimbursement claims.

Pair didn’t limit himself to one state. In 2017, Pair moved to Georgia, where he and his his co-conspirators expanded the fraud scheme to Georgia’s state Medicaid program. Earlier, in 2014, they defrauded Medicaid in South Carolina by filing fraudulent claims using a similar scheme.

Over the course of several years, court documents said Pair and his co-conspirators submitted thousands of fraudulent claims totaling more than $17 million and received $5 million in reimbursement. They also received more than $1.8 million in kickbacks from the drug-testing laboratories involved in the scheme.

Hopefully, Pair will be used as an example for all the kids who attended Do-It-4-The-Hood. Pair was sentenced to 70 months in prison and two years of supervised release. He has also been ordered to pay $5,078,444 as restitution.

Today’s Fraud of the Day is based on an article “Georgia man sentenced to prison for trying to defraud NC Medicaid, officials say” published by Yahoo Finance on July 27, 2022

A Georgia man has been sentenced to prison for conspiring to defraud North Carolina’s, South Carolina’s and Georgia’s Medicaid programs of more than $5 million through kickbacks, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

U.S. Attorney Dena King said Wednesday that Glenn Pair, 35, was sentenced to 70 months in prison and two years of supervised release. He has also been order to pay $5,078,444 as restitution. Back in October 2021, Pair pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit Medicaid fraud and money laundering, according to a news release.

 

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Larry Benson, Senior Director of Strategic Alliances, LexisNexis Risk Solutions - Government

Larry Benson is responsible for developing strategic partnerships and solutions for the government vertical. His expertise focuses on how government programs are defrauded by criminal groups, and the approaches necessary to prevent them from succeeding.

Mr. Benson has 30 years of experience in sales and business development. Before joining LexisNexis® Risk Solutions, he spent 12 years founding and managing two software technology startups. During the 1990s he spent 10 years as a Regional Director helping to grow a New England-based technology company from 300 employees to 7,000. He started his career with Martin Marietta Aerospace working on laser guided weapons and day/night vision systems.

A sought-after speaker and accomplished writer, Mr. Benson is the principal author of “Fraud of the Day,” a website dedicated to educating government officials about how criminals are defrauding government programs. He has co-authored WTF? Where’s the Fraud? How to Unmask and Stop Identity Fraud’s Drain on Our Government, and Data Personified, How Fraud is Changing the Meaning of Identity.

Benson holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Albright College, and earned two graduate degrees – a Master of Business Administration from Florida Institute of Technology, and a Master of Science in Engineering from Lehigh University.