Friday, January 21, 2022

Figuring on Fraud

Fraudsters typically don’t have the best math skills. April Lynn Brown, 47, of Las Vegas, Nev., was hoping that Medicaid auditors would not notice the nearly $500,000 she tried to illegally siphon from the government healthcare program. Unfortunately for her, they noticed her figures...

Double-booked

Folashade Adufe Horne, 51, of Laurel, Md., claimed she was in two places at one time on multiple occasions. These lies allowed her to steal more than $370,000 from the Washington, D.C. Medicaid program in a fraud scheme that occurred between January 2014 and...

Drugs, Weapons, and Fraud

Richard Stanton, 34, of Hope, Me., pleaded guilty in federal court to a laundry list of charges including possession of heroin with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm and ammunition by a prohibited person, and making a false statement in connection with health...

Testing, Testing, 1-2-3

No one likes medical tests, especially when it involves needles. Perhaps just as stressful would be a test for a sexually transmitted infection (STI). An Ohio doctor has pleaded guilty for her role in a Medicare and Medicaid kickback scheme that involved unnecessary testing...

Superman or Super Liar?

Donald McCoy, 54, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., was sentenced for his role in a scheme that led him to plead guilty in January 2020 to healthcare fraud, mail fraud, and money laundering charges. McCoy previously admitted in court to defrauding TennCare, Tennessee's state-run Medicaid program,...

Long Way from Home

A Bethesda, Md., man was sentenced for his role in a scheme that defrauded the North Carolina Medicaid program out of more than $175,000. Christian Anthony Ekberg, 34, was an officer and minority shareholder of an out-of-state company that had a business partnership with...

The Perfect Pair

A Calvert City, Ky., couple has been convicted of defrauding the Kentucky Medical Assistance Program, also known as Medicaid, out of nearly $8,000. Melissa Dufay, 51, and her husband Ray Dufay, 54, defrauded the government healthcare program for more than a year. (I guess...

Slowly but Surely

Scott Alexander Laney, 38, of Boise, Id., was sentenced for his role in a healthcare and aggravated identity theft fraud scheme that defrauded Medicare and Idaho Medicaid out of thousands of dollars. Laney’s scheme centered around the fraudulent delivery and payment of urine drug...

Gross Negligence

Gross negligence can be described as the failure to exercise even the slightest amount of care. Jennifer M. Cote, 45, of Montpelier, Vt., was sentenced for Medicaid fraud and neglect of a vulnerable adult. Montpelier pleaded guilty in October 2019 for her role in...

Like Mother, Like Daughter

Many genes can filter down through generations of families. Some family members might end up with hazel eyes, thick hair, or height that can contribute to a college basketball scholarship, while others might find themselves with less desirable genes that contribute to receding hairlines....

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