Suffolk woman pleads guilty to $294,000 Medicaid fraud
The owner of a Suffolk home health care service pleaded guilty in federal court in Norfolk Tuesday to defrauding the Virginia Medicaid program of $294,000, according to a news release.
Angie L. Gilchrist, 57, of Suffolk faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a fine of $250,000, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Neil H. MacBride. She is scheduled for sentencing on May 22.
Gilchrist, who owned A-Z Alpha Omega In-Home Personal Care Service LLC, filed about 385 false claims with Virginia Medicaid, according to the news release. The company falsely claimed providing respite care for 38 Medicaid recipients when no care was provided, according to the release.
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