Wednesday, December 17, 2008

2 So-Cal Medical Company Execs Charged With Healthcare Fraud

Kim Jeanette Shittu, 45, and Adekunle Rafiu Shittu, aka "Cooley," 54, were indicted yesterday on charges of defrauding the Medicare program out of some $2.5 million. The pair are alleged to be part of a ring that has defrauded Medicare by recruiting patients for wheelchairs who do not need them and getting reimbursed by the program fraudulently. 18 others have been arrested in the Los Angeles area in connection with this and similar cases. The Shittus operated two entities, Kimco Medical Supply Inc. and K&K Medical Supply Inc., both operating from San Bernardino, California, which billed Medicare over $3.5 million and were fraudulently reimbursed in the amount of $2,517,076. FraudTalk has reported on a similar case in Texas here. The indictments are part of an ongoing prosecutorial effort made by the multi-agency composed Medicare Fraud Strike Force.

Read the story here, here and here.

Read the DOJ press release here.

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