Monday, August 18, 2014

Undercover Senior Helped Bust Four Alleged Medicaid Scammers

A senior citizen working undercover on a nursing-home investigation for the state attorney general helped bust four workers who allegedly scammed Medicaid out of $6.5 million, authorities said Tuesday.

“The investigation, which included several undercover visits by a healthy and vibrant senior working on behalf of the Attorney General’s Office, revealed that Northern Manor ADHC in Brooklyn was not providing services as represented in its claims for payment to Medicaid,” the AG’s Office said in a press release.

The undercover elder helped probe the suspects by saying he did his own laundry and slept peacefully through the night — but allegedly wrote on medical forms that he was in worse shape so they could bill Medicaid for his care.

The four women busted in the scam — who range in age from 35 to 58 and include a registered nurse — were hit with charges of falsifying business records and could each face four years behind bars if convicted.

Undercover Senior Helped Bust Four Alleged Medicaid Scammers


Betty said...

Very nice story.

StandUp said...

Never count seniors out!

BAEA said...

I think it's great for seniors to become activists! Fantastic accomplishment!