Nurse took $390K in Medicaid fraud: AG

A signed up nurse has actually been implicated of taking more than $390,000 by lying about looking after Medicaid clients in New Rochelle and Peekskill, consisting of when he was vacationing in Europe.

Collins Anyanwu-Mueller, 47, was arraigned in Westchester County Court today on charges that, for nearly 5 years, he sent incorrect claims for nursing services that he did not supply, the state Attorney General’s Office stated in a news release.

Anyanwu-Mueller, a homeowner of Bridgeport, Connecticut, was apprehended on June 14 and was just recently arraigned on felony charges of second-degree grand larceny and 14 counts of first-degree using an incorrect instrument for filing, court records reveal.

Anyanwu-Mueller is implicated of running the plan from August 2010 to January 2015 by sending counterfeit claims for payment to Medicaid. Authorities stated he lied about taking care of 2 badly handicapped Medicaid clients who needed 24/7 care at their houses in New Rochelle and Peekskill.

Authorities stated Anyanwu-Mueller declared to have actually supplied look after those 2 clients when they were in fact in the healthcare facility, when another nurse offered care, when he was looking after another patient, for a prolonged duration when he sent out somebody who was unlicensed to look after those clients, when he was on holiday in Europe.

Authorities stated Medicaid paid Anyanwu-Mueller more than $390,000 for those claims.

Anyanwu-Mueller is being held at the Westchester County prison on $75,000 bail and is due back in court on July 11.