DME Owner Sentenced to Over 10 Years


The owner of a medical equipment company was sentenced to more than 10 years in federal prison for a wide-ranging Medicare fraud scheme. According to information presented in court documents and testimony, she submitted thousands of false claims, fabricated patient files, and falsified prescriptions from doctors for items such as heavy-duty wheelchairs while providing much cheaper standard wheelchairs to patients – and pocketing the substantial difference in cost. She used the money to pay for such things as jewelry, including a 1.5 carat diamond and a Rolex watch. Read a story from The McDuffie Progress and a Department of Justice press release.



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