Two Rio Grande Valley residents have been taken into custody for submitting fraudulent claims for payment to Texas Medicaid for durable medical equipment (DME) supplies that were never delivered to Medicaid beneficiaries, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick.
A federal grand jury in McAllen returned the indictment Feb. 26, 2019, against Everardo Villarreal, 46, of Edinburg, and Delilah Rae Robles, 38, of Weslaco. It was unsealed as they were taken into custody. They are expected to make initial appearances before U.S. Magistrate Judge Scott Hacker on Friday, March 1, 2019.
According to the indictment, Villarreal was the owner and operator of now defunct Durable Medical Supply Depot of Elsa. Robles was his secretary and Medicaid biller.