Father, daughter from St. Louis plead guilty to Medicare fraud - KMOV.com

Father, daughter from St. Louis plead guilty to Medicare fraud

JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri (KMOV) – A father and daughter from St. Louis have pleaded guilty to Medicaid fraud and stealing.

Officials said Carrie and Jornel Williams were ordered to surrender their Medicaid provider numbers, which makes them permanently barred from getting reimbursements from the program.

According to court documents, from 2008 to 2010, the Williams submitted claims for payments of more than $25,000 to Medicaid for nursing home visits that were not provided.

“When providers cheat the Medicaid system, they are taking taxpayers’ money that should be used for legitimate health-care coverage,” Koster said. “The Attorney General’s Office will continue to investigate possible Medicaid fraud, and, when discovered, will prosecute aggressively and recover stolen money for the state.”

As part of their sentencing, Carrie Williams was ordered to pay $24,900 for the remaining balance of her false claims, and Jornel Williams was ordered to pay $25,282. They were both sentenced to five years probation.

Authorities said anyone who suspects Medicaid provider fraud or abuse and neglect should call the Medicaid Fraud Hotline at (800) -286-3932, or email the complaint to attorney.general@ago.mo.gov.

To complete a complaint form at the Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Website, click here.

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