Two Plead Guilty to Medicaid Fraud

Remember this nugget from last spring?

AG Sam Olens released a statement today noting that Leontyne Scott and Karyn McCrimmon plead guilty to Medicaid fraud in Gwinnett County Superior Court. As former employees of Diversified Family Solutions (DFS), they bilked Medicaid for $980,696.64 in fraudulent payments. Eight other indicted employees had previously entered guilty pleas.

Just for fun, here’s an interactive map, based on 2011 statistics, for the Medicaid Fraud Control Units.

Medicaid fraud is big, big business.

6 comments

  1. seekingtounderstand says:

    This is the main reason why I was against Obamacare. This is why congress wanted to control our healthcare system.
    Our federal government is an organized mafia crime organization who uses guns to collect there payments!

    • Ghost of William F Buckley says:

      By your logic, I should oppose sea travel because of the Titanic?

      I hate how ACA was passed, but the GOP had ALL THREE BRANCHES of government and chose not to address healthcare, which is arguably one of the biggest issues of our time, given accelerating costs, aging population, etc. #GOPFAIL, which I hate. I rarely use the word hate, BTW.

      That said, ACA does some very good things. (Elimination of pre-existing conditions, rescission, come to mind.)

      Not gonna debate ACA, but your logic is poor, IMHO.

  2. Ghost of William F Buckley says:

    Anyone can arm themselves with facts to advocate lawmakers, in a civil manner, about policy matters, armed with date from the energetic reporting of new and vigorous Peach Punditeers and the roll-out of a PP email news line.

    This Medicaid fraud site shows me the huge game being played with tax dollars; the fraud is doubly heinous given it steals from all America and those who can least afford it – The sick and the poor.

    Curbing waste, fraud, and abuse – NO! Eliminating these malignant actions ought to be “On Georgia’s Mind” for lawmakers for several reasons:

    – Oxycontin (often a target of fraud) often leads to increased heroin use by young adults. Oxy is harder to get; as ‘Pill Mills’ are being targeted for closure, the ‘street; cost for Oxy is actually higher than heroin, according to Rehab/LEO sources. http://www.politifact.com/virginia/promises/bob-o-meter/promise/979/increase-resources-to-fight-medicaid-fraud/

    -It is JUST WRONG. Stealing from the POOR? Stealing from ME!

    -Political consensus: Every pol stripe can agree on this issue, begin forming areas that we CAN work together, and we will find new dialogue – MAYBE?

    We should set up a Nation contest and reward States for increasing prosecution of Medicare/Medicaid fraud.

    CONSERVATIVE means to conserve what we have; let’s get working on this Sen’s. Chambliss and Isakson, please and thank you.

  3. AtticusFinch says:

    What sweetheart plea deal these Medi”cons” got!

    from AG Olens press release:

    “Scott, the former Executive Director of DFS, pleaded guilty to one felony count of Medicaid Fraud and was sentenced to two years in prison to be followed by eight years on probation. Scott was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $30,361.39 and a fine of $1500.00. McCrimmon, a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor when she worked at DFS, pleaded guilty to one felony count of False Writings and was sentenced to five years on probation and a fine of $1500.00.”

    So… let me see if my math is right here ….. they bilked the taxpayers out of over $980,000 and are paying back a meager $30,000 in restitution. Seems like a good deal to me. One medi”con” does 2 years in prison, the other gets no prison time but serves 5 years on probation, and they still have $950,000 to spend when they get out. What sweetheart deal for these criminals! This kind of plea will deter no one from medicaid fraud.

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