A.G. Schneiderman Announces Guilty Plea & Sentencing Of Medicaid Recipient To Six Months In Jail For Collaborating With His Personal Care Aide In Kickback Scheme Orchestrated From His Jail Cell
GATES - Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced the guilty plea and sentencing of Medicaid recipient David Epps to six months in jail for engaging in a kickback scheme with his personal care aide. The facts are substantially as follows: over the course of approximately six weeks last summer, Epps' personal care aide submitted time sheets to her employer and ultimately Medicaid, indicating that she had provided personal care services to him, when in fact she had not since Epps was incarcerated during that time. Epps had an agreement with his aide that she would falsify the time sheets indicating that she had provided him services when in fact she had not. Once the aide was paid by her employer, she kicked back approximately $100 per pay check for the phony services. The theft resulted in over $5,000 worth of false billings to Medicaid.
- Date:February 4, 2016
- Agency:New York Attorney General
- State Enforcement Agencies