Saturday, April 17, 2021

Fraud Starts at Home

Maryland resident Charlotte Etongwe pleaded guilty to defrauding the D.C. Medicaid program out of more than $250,000. She worked for eleven different home health agencies between July 2014 and March 2019 as a personal care aide. (None of her employers knew she was committing...

Addicted to Fraud

Psychiatrists are supposed to help those in need of mental health services but some take advantage of their patients’ frail states rather than fulfill their professional duties. One psychiatrist from Pennsylvania admitted to orchestrating a “pay for prescription” Medicaid fraud scheme. Lancaster local Bassam El-Borno,...

Across State Lines

Medicaid is a state-based insurance program meant to help cover medical costs for those with less income and financial resources. Unfortunately, Medicaid is also one of the largest targets of healthcare fraud throughout the country.  Current Georgia resident Markuetric Stringfellow has pleaded guilty to federal...

Not A Sweet Ending

What is more cringe worthy than a trip to the dentist where you get root canals, cavities filled, and tooth extractions? A dentist who lies about performing those procedures at the expense of taxpayers. (It’s painful, no matter how you look at it.) Yun Sup...

No Services Needed

Psychologists are supposed to help those who are struggling by providing counselling. Unfortunately, some healthcare companies and professionals choose to betray the trust of their clients and use their position to commit Medicaid fraud. (Which ironically causes the need for those defrauded to require...

Flashy Toys and Fraudulent Billings

Rehabilitation centers are intended to be a safe space for those who suffer from substance addictions. Medicaid typically covers the bills of recovery programs for those looking to detox from alcohol or drugs.  Ohio businessman Ryan Sheridan owned and operated numerous companies dedicated to helping...

Broke and Homeless

Those within the nursing profession take the ‘Nightingale Pledge’ swearing to adhere to a code of ethics that states they will never knowingly cause harm to someone in their care. One Florida- based nursing assistant has been accused of disregarding her pledge so she...

Fraud Consultants Inc.

People tend to enjoy their work more when they are close with their co-workers. Two Pennsylvania women have reinforced their close working relationship by becoming fraudsters and co-conspirators who were recently convicted for Medicaid fraud. (They got each other into a lot of trouble,...

Dirty Politicians

Normally, knowing the right people and having the right connections can help a company flourish.  (That is if your connections are not corrupt politicians, fellow fraudsters, or greedy businessmen.) The Medicaid scandal that is rocking Little Rock, Arkansas involves former Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson and...

A Not So Tender Heart

Some people are called to the medical field because of their endless compassion and desire to care for people. Others work in the medical field because of their greed and the opportunity to exploit others. Katrina Lynch of Cypress, Virginia used her position in the...

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