A Wantagh man has plead guilty for his role in a scheme to steal money from Medicaid. He was one of eight drivers and dispatchers working for a company that was investigated by the state's Medicaid fraud unit.
The owner of the Massapequa-based busineness will pay back $348,000 and spend four months in jail after pleading guilty to Medicaid fraud, the state attorney general said.
Patricia Clague, the owner of Angel Ambulette agreed to plead guilty to one count of grand larceny in Nassau County Court Friday. She will also serve five months probation in the case.
Clague, 45, was paid the money by medicaid for transportation that was never provided, or was provided by untrained or improperly licensed drivers, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said.
Clague's mother in-law Barbara Clague, 78, also plead guilty to taking part in the scheme and will pay a $1,000 fine. Both women are from Lindenhurst.
They falsified hundreds of company records from 2005 to 2009.
Nine employees who worked as drivers and dispatchers were also arrested., as were two women charged with falsifying certificates claiming Angel employees had passed a driver's safety check.