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News | Aug. 23, 2022

Three Kansas Men Accused of Fraud

By DCAA Staff Writer

DCAA auditor Melissa Schott and former auditors Ageliki Dahl and Colin Feeney along with former supervisor auditors Joseph Fleming, Vernon Moore and Richard Langseth assisted in investigations involving three Kansas men recently indicted for healthcare fraud and Paycheck Protection Program loan fraud.

The first case involved two of the men were indicted for engaging in an alleged healthcare fraud scheme which resulted more than $3.7 million in payments from Medicare and Tricare over a three-year period. It is alleged the men created several businesses and misrepresenting the ownership of the enterprises in documents, submitting false billing for medical services not administered to patients, using a physician’s provider number without his authorization, and falsifying the physician’s electronic signature indicating on documents that he performed medical procedures he did not.

In the second case, the individual is accused of fraudulently obtaining PPP loans totaling approximately $145,800 from two banks then allegedly using a third bank to conceal the proceeds.

DCAA’s auditors have supported the investigations since 2018 by reviewing and performing data analyses of bank records. These indictments are a major step in securing justice for the taxpayer.

Read the DOJ press releases for the case of healthcare fraud and the case on PPP loan fraud.