Nurse faked medical records in Medicare fraud scheme, feds say. She’s going to prison

A Georgia nurse is facing just over seven years in prison and $1.6 million in restitution after prosecutors said she falsified medical records in a Medicare fraud scheme that targeted older adults. With the help of co-conspirators, court documents show, Sherley Beaufils, 44, of Conyers, used the identities of people older than 55 obtained through telemarketing to order more than 3,000 medical braces. She never met or examined any of the patients, federal officials say. To pocket profits, Beaufils then sold the orders to other companies and billed Medicare for the equipment’s reimbursement — which added up to more than $3 million, according to a Tuesday, Aug. 9, news release U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Georgia.

Source: Nurse faked medical records in Medicare fraud scheme, feds say. She’s going to prison / Lexington Herald-Leader

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