Hawthorne Woman Sentenced to 6½ Years in Federal Prison for Running Wheelchair Scam that Cost Medicare Nearly $3.5 Million
LOS ANGELES - A Hawthorne woman who ran a company that submitted more than $7 million in fraudulent claims to Medicare - primarily for power wheelchairs that were not needed by patients - and caused the government health insurance program to lose nearly $3.5 million has been sentenced to 78 months in federal prison.
- Date:April 30, 2015
- Agency:U.S. Attorney
- Criminal and Civil Actions