(KMOV.com) -- A St. Louis man is facing 12 felony counts after investigators discovered he submitted fraudulent Medicaid claims for reimbursement.
Jornel Williams, 77, a personal care services provider and owner of Eagle Home Health Care, Inc. in St. Louis has been charged with 11 felony counts of Medicaid fraud and one felony count of stealing by deceit. He is charged with submitting fraudulent claims by billing Medicaid for home nurse visits that were not actually performed.
Attorney General Chris Koster said his Medicaid Fraud Control Unit led the investigation after discovering suspicious billings through a separate investigation. The investigation revealed that Williams fraudulently billed Medicaid for more than $23,000 for nurse visits during 2008, 2009 and 2010.
Williams now faces 12 class C felony charges, punishable by up to seven years in prison for each violation, plus penalties and restitution.
Attorney General Koster said citizens should report suspected Medicaid provider fraud or abuse and neglect to his Medicaid Fraud Hotline. The number is toll-free at 1-800-286-3932.