CHARLOTTE — Two people are facing federal charges for their part in a massive healthcare fraud and kickback scheme.
A federal indictment filed Tuesday lists Donald Booker, of Charlotte, and Delores Jordan, of Louisville, Kentucky, as co-conspirators who devised a scheme to defraud the NC Medicaid program.
The indictment said the pair allegedly filed more than $20 million in claims and received $15 million in reimbursements for urine drug testing services that weren’t medically necessary and didn’t meet Medicaid policy requirements.
The FBI confirms Booker was arrested in Charlotte Wednesday morning, and Jordan was arrested Wednesday afternoon in Kentucky. Booker pleaded not guilty to all charges on Thursday morning and was released on bond.
Zalonda Woods said she found herself homeless in 2018. It’s a vulnerable place to be, and she said that’s what she believes made her an easy target to blindly become a player in the scheme.
“I was at social services trying to get some assistance and a guy approached me and asked me if I had Medicaid and did I need housing, and I said ‘yes,’” Woods explained.