Man charged after reportedly running Medicaid scam from metro counseling business
OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) —
A man faces charges after reportedly running a Medicaid scam from an Oklahoma City counseling business.
Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter says that Augustine Uche, 57, has been charged with two counts of medicaid fraud and two counts of unlawful use of a computer to commit a criminal offense.
Uche is accused of submitted Medicaid claims for services that were never performed. Fees billed for the services totaled more than $34,000. An investigation into the man began in February 2015.
Investigators reportedly found that Uche would submit bills to the Oklahoma Health Care Authority on dates and times that showed him at his residence not providing treatment at the addresses which he billed for.
Uche faces prison time, restitution and fines for the alleged crime.