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Posted on September 11, 2012 by

St. Louis HealthCare Provider Admits to Committing Fraud

The owner of The Blessed Hands Home Health Services, Inc. has pled guilty to a felony charge of fraud in a scheme where she bilked money from Medicaid by filing false claims. The story in the St. Louis Dispatch notes that she admitted to the charge in court and that some of the people she was supposed to be giving services to were paid to help her falsify claims.

The owner personally faces up to ten years in prison and a $250,000 fine and the company could face a fine of up to $500,000. What isn’t reported, but may very well be a follow up story, could involve those who were not in on the scheme but who may have missed out on necessary services the company collected for. This kind of fraud is especially heinous because it victimizes those who are unable to fight back.

The St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Hoffman & Gelfman want to hear from you if you have been involved with any company that has not delivered the medical services they were paid for. Our expert litigators can get justice for those who have been taken advantage of and who are suffering physically and emotionally due to a service organization’s crimes of omission.