OKC Counseling Agency Employee Surrenders on Medicaid Fraud Charges
OKLAHOMA CITY –An Oklahoma City counseling agency employee surrendered Friday morning after being charged with fraud by Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.
According to documents filed in Oklahoma County District Court, Mary Mbosowo, 64, of Edmond, was charged with one count of Medicaid Fraud for allegedly submitting false claims to the Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA) for $2,896. The counseling agency employee allegedly billed for sessions never provided.
Mbosowo served as administrative assistant and secretary to the board of directors for the now closed Demson Counseling & Associates Inc. in Oklahoma City. She also performed behavioral health rehabilitation services for the company. Her husband was the owner and executive director.
A complaint filed with OHCA by a parent prompted an investigation by the AG’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. While examining medical records and notes from an OHCA audit of the counseling agency, investigators found mismatched records with sessions that had overlapping times and dates where no sessions could have occurred. The parent also denied that she and her daughter received counseling from Mbosowo.
This is the third Demson employee to be charged with Medicaid Fraud in the past six months. All three, Misty Ellerby, Sylvester Atakpo, and Mary Mbosowo, were charged with billing for services not rendered.
“We are committed to investigating and prosecuting individuals who try to take advantage of the system and commit fraud at the expense of taxpayers,” Pruitt said. “Fraud of any kind is not and will not be tolerated in our state.”
The AG’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit is the only Oklahoma law enforcement agency dedicated to the investigation and prosecution of Medicaid fraud. The Unit helps raise awareness as well as investigates and prosecutes provider fraud and abuse of residents in Medicaid-funded nursing homes.
Information Mary Mbosowo CF-13-1792.pdf