St. Charles woman sentenced for $2.5M Missouri Medicaid fraud

ST. LOUIS – A St. Charles woman will spend nearly five years in federal prison for her role in fraud schemes involving Missouri’s Medicaid program and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

Prosecutors with the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Eastern District of Missouri said Barbara Martin, 63, pleaded guilty on June 28 to conspiracy to commit health care fraud and bank fraud conspiracy.

Martin was the administrator for Legacy Consumer Directed Services, which fraudulently enrolled in 2013 in the state’s Medicaid program to provide personal care services. Martin used her daughter’s name, Zamika Well, on the application to conceal her own involvement and sister’s role, Margo Taylor, as the people who ran the day-to-day operations.

Had Martin used her name or Taylor’s name, the application would not have been approved because they did not meet the enrollment criteria. Prosecutors said Martin falsely checked “no” on the application when asked if the applying provider had ever been convicted of a crime.

Source: St. Charles woman sentenced for $2.5M Missouri Medicaid fraud / FOX 2 Now

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