HAMPTON, Va. — A federal grand jury Thursday indicted a Hampton man and woman with conspiracy, health care fraud, false statements, and aggravated identity theft.
According to allegations in the indictment, Maurice Moody, 40, and Dena Major, 48, conspired to defraud the Virginia Medicaid program out of about $109,000. The couple planned to submit fake claims to Medicaid for their severely disabled son’s care.
Major was the child’s primary caregiver and under Medicaid rules, she was also in charge of hiring a personal care aide to help in his care. Despite knowing that Medicaid does not permit the hiring of a parent to be a personal care aide, Major hired Moody to be their child’s personal care aide and falsely stated that Moody was the child’s uncle.