Co-Conspirator of Fraudulent Wheelchair Scheme Rides Off into the Sunset
The office manager of a wheelchair manufacturer pleaded guilty to conspiring with a church pastor that defrauded Medicare of over $6 million. The defendant admitted to submitting false claims for high-end power wheelchair and other medical equipment provided to Medicare beneficiaries that did not need them. The defendant also admitted to destroying documents in an attempt to cover up the fraud. The guilty plea arose from the efforts of the Medicare Fraud Strike Task Force operating in conjunction with the US Attorney for the Central District of California.
More information concerning the plea may be found here: http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2011/February/11-crm-213.html