A woman was charged with Medicaid fraud and theft of services after receiving Medicaid benefits for which she was not eligible.
The woman is accused of concealing material facts and failing to disclose information on her application in order to obtain Medicaid benefits. She is also charged with theft of services for knowingly obtaining services by deception, fraud, and false pretenses.
These charges are felonies, which can result in prison sentences of more than one year on each count.
State and federal governments have made Medicaid fraud investigations a top priority. In New York City alone, more than 5,000 individuals are investigated every year for receiving Medicaid benefits they were not eligible to receive. Some of the more common types of Medicaid fraud include failing to report your actual income on an application or recertification, failing to include income from a spouse or rent received from a tenant, and failing to disclose your actual place of residence.
In many cases, the fraud investigation can be settled without criminal charges being filed. You must act promptly, however, to avoid serious consequences.
If you receive a letter or phone call from the Bureau of Fraud Investigation asking you to provide documents or to meet with an investigator for an interview, you should consult with an experienced Medicaid fraud attorney to protect your rights.
To arrange a free and confidential consultation with an experienced Medicaid fraud attorney, call John Howley, Esq. at (212) 601-2728 or click here to reach our office via email.
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