Minnesota woman admits to $860K Medicaid fraud

MINNEAPOLIS — A Minnesota woman has entered guilty pleas in a case stemming from a scheme that defrauded a state medical assistance program out of more than $860,000, Attorney General Keith Ellison announced Tuesday, Jan. 18.

The Medicaid Fraud Unit of the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office in 2021 charged Trenea Deshawn Davis and seven others, mostly family members, with running a five-year-long benefits scam on Minnesota’s Medicaid program.

Prosecutors said Davis recruited family members and friends to feign and exaggerate medical conditions in order to qualify for personal care assistants. They then falsely reported care services and split the money, according to the attorney general.

Source: Minnesota woman admits to $860K Medicaid fraud / Duluth News Tribune

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