Sunday, May 10, 2009

Sugar Land--Hotbed of Criminality!

These people are all class.
A brother and sister from Sugar Land have been accused of bilking Medicaid for more than $1 million with a scheme involving bogus claims for adult diapers.

A federal grand jury indicted Benjamin and Rose Essien on charges of conspiracy, eight counts of health care fraud and two counts aggravated identity theft for fraudulently filing claims, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the state Attorney General’s Office.

The indictment alleges that between April 2004 and August 2006, the Essiens, who owned and operated Logic World Medical, a medical equipment company in Houston, regularly billed Medicaid for adult diapers and other urinary incontinence supplies but either did not deliver them to Medicaid beneficiaries, delivered fewer diapers than were requested in claims, or provided supplies when they were not requested and physicians had not prescribed them.

The supplies included adult diapers, underpads, wipes and pull-up briefs.

These creeps committed a crime against the government (and specifically, anyone who pays a tax for Medicaid, which includes every worker in this country), but also against poor old people with incontinence. Slime.

(Hat-tip to the Houston Chronicle.)

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