NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James today announced two agreements with White Glove Community Care, Inc. (White Glove), a Brooklyn-based home health agency, for causing false claims to be submitted to Medicaid and cheating employees out of hard-earned wages. Under the agreements, one reached with the Office of the Attorney General’s (OAG) Labor Bureau and the other with OAG’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU), White Glove will return $2 million in unpaid wages to workers and pay $1.2 million to the New York State Medicaid Program (Medicaid). White Glove has admitted to wrongful conduct. The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York (EDNY) is also party to the settlement resolving White Glove’s Medicaid fraud liability.
“Home health aides work tirelessly to provide critical care for our most vulnerable neighbors, and they deserve to receive adequate and fair compensation for their hard work,” said Attorney General James. “White Glove cheated their employees, and they cheated the everyday New Yorkers whose tax dollars fund the Medicaid program. My office will always stand up against bad actors, and ensure all workers get fair pay for their work.”