Aurora woman accused of stealing $372,150 from Medicaid in billing fraud

AURORA, Colo. — An Aurora woman is suspected of billing Medicaid for home health-care services that she didn’t provide over about 16 months, resulting in the theft of $372,150, the Colorado Attorney General’s Office said on Thursday.

Dejane Reaniece Lattany, owner of Aggie’s Angels Care Providers, faces charges in Denver District Court of:

Medicaid fraud and waste, a Class 3 felony
Cybercrime, a Class 3 felony
Altering or destroying documents, a Class 5 felony
Attempt to influence a public servant, a Class 4 felony

A state investigation found that Lattany routinely filed claims and received Medicaid reimbursement for services that weren’t provided. She tried to persuade her clients to sign documents stating that they had received the services, the Attorney General’s Office said in a news release.

A review of her company’s records showed 319 claims totaling $526,293 between Nov. 9, 2019, and Feb. 17, 2021, for a total of 21,876 clock hours. That number of clock hours would have been impossible to physically perform over the timeframe billed for, according to the arrest affidavit. If she worked 24 hours a day, it would take about 911 days, or approximately 30 months, to work that number of hours.

Source: Aurora woman accused of stealing $372,150 from Medicaid in billing fraud / 9 News

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