2 Plead Guilty in Nationwide Telemedicine Fraud Scheme

July 15, 2020

2 Plead Guilty in Nationwide Telemedicine Fraud Scheme

Prosecutors Say Conspiracy Generated $480 Million in Fraudulent Bills

The owner of a telemedicine company and the operator of a durable medical equipment firm have pleaded guilty in connection with a nationwide telemedicine fraud conspiracy that federal prosecutors allege has racked up $480 million in fake Medicare and Medicaid billing. So far, 26 individuals have been charged in connection with the massive case.

APTs Can Be So Difficult To Find, Investigate, And Resolve In a Tuesday statement, the Department of Justice says Patrick Wolfe, of Belleair Beach, Florida, has pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy in a Georgia U.S. District Court. He is the operator of Georgia-based durable medical equipment company, Wilmington Island Medical Inc., which does business as WI Medical Inc.

Marti Arvin, Executive Advisor at CynergisTek, offered commentary for this article, which details a massive case in which the owner of a telemedicine company and the operator of a durable medical equipment firm have pleaded guilty in connection with a nationwide telemedicine fraud conspiracy. Federal prosecutors say the crime has racked up $480 million in fake Medicare and Medicaid billing. So far, 26 individuals have been charged in connection with the massive case.

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