Thursday, June 30, 2022

Toxic Fraud

Richard Graves, 49, of Greensboro, N.C., pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the North Carolina Medicaid program and money laundering. He used his positions at United Diagnostic Laboratories (UDL), a urine toxicology testing laboratory, and United Youth Care Services (UYCS), a company that provided...

Medicaid Brigade 

A Pittsburgh, Penn., woman pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiracy to defraud the Pennsylvania Medicaid program. (Her rap sheet also included healthcare fraud and aggravated identity theft.) Tamika Adams, 45, was sentenced to prison, followed by supervised release, and a hefty restitution fee for her role...

Cornerstone of Fraud

Luis Angel Lozada, of Clayton, North Carolina, was the cornerstone of a healthcare fraud scheme that stole more than a million dollars from the North Carolina Medicaid system through the submission of false and fraudulent behavioral health claims. It is ironic that Lozada used...

A Story of Medicaid Fraud

Once upon a time, there was a woman named Elizabeth Storey, who owned and operated North Florida Mental Health (NFMH), a counseling center in Tallahassee, Fla. She employed a woman named Stephanie Lynn Fleming, who was a licensed mental health counselor. Together, these two...

Final Moments of Need

Hospice is a critical service for those who are approaching the end of life and their families or caregivers. That is why it is so egregious that a Georgia hospice owner, Nourolzaman Tucker, took advantage of her Medicaid patients by submitting fraudulent bills to...

Unqualified and Unprepared

Georgia resident Brenda Copeland owned and operated The Counseling and Training Center in Warner Robins. Despite not being authorized to run a group practice, Copeland was enrolled as an individual practitioner to provide mental health services to children. (Sounds like she needed to go...

Knowing Right from Wrong

You would think that a licensed attorney would know better than to commit Medicaid fraud. After all, lawyers are experts in knowing right from wrong. (Or at least you would think so.) Licensed attorney Susan Engonwei Tingwei, 44, of Silver Spring, Md., pleaded guilty...

Familial Fraud

Families often have very strong bonds. So strong that some family members are willing to go to great lengths to conceal dysfunction. Today, we take a look at a North Carolina family who bonded together over greed and the $3.6 million they collected by...

It’s the Little Things

The U.S. Government is good at tracking down trivial details, but most fraudsters think that it is a bumbling bureaucracy that is inefficient and unaware of many of the little lies criminals submit to illegally qualify for healthcare benefits. Sikirat Adunni Brown, 60, of...

Just Put It on My Tab

Fraudsters don’t like to pay for anything. They want what they want for free, no matter the expense to others. Former family practitioner Emilio Ramon Navarro, 60, of Coal Center, Penn., kept a tab open with Medicaid by repeatedly billing the government healthcare agency...

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