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  • Former Medical Nursing Center Office Manager Charged with Embezzlement, Obtaining Money by False Pretenses

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter has charged a former office manager at a Warr Acres nursing facility with two felony counts of embezzlement and three felony counts of obtaining money by false pretenses after an investigation by the attorney general’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.The investigation found that Sandra Tovar was running a fraudulent billing scheme, where she would divert residents’ payments for nursing care at the facility to her own bank account. Throug...  Read More...

  • Attorney General Hunter Leads Coalition in Supporting Federal Legislation to Help States Ability Combat Abuse and Neglect of Medicaid Patients

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today led a bipartisan coalition of 48 states in sending a letter of support to the authors of proposed federal legislation that, if passed into law, would ease federal restrictions currently limiting states’ Medicaid Fraud Control Units (MFCU).Authored by U.S. Representatives Tim Walberg, R-Mich. and Peter Welch, D-Vt., HR 3891 would expand states’ MFCUs authority to detect, investigate and prosecute cases of abuse or neglect of Med...  Read More...

  • Oklahoma City Business Owners Charged with 115-Counts of Medicaid Fraud

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A federal grand jury has charged the owners of a diabetic supply company with 115-counts of Medicaid fraud, after the couple filed false claims to the Oklahoma Health Care Authority.According to the indictment, Eunja Vasquez, 55, and Lawrence Vasquez, 61, owners of Mercy Diabetic Supply, Inc., not affiliated with Mercy health system, falsified Medicaid claims for insulin pump supplies for patients who didn’t use insulin pumps for treating their diabetes. Additionally,...  Read More...