Aurora woman charged with stealing $372K from Medicaid in fraudulent home healthcare billing
Nov. 10, 2022 (DENVER)—Attorney General Phil Weiser today announced that the Colorado Department of Law filed charges against an Aurora woman for overbilling Medicaid for home healthcare services.
An investigation by the department’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit found that between Nov. 9, 2019, and Feb. 17, 2021, Dejane Reaniece Lattany, owner of Aggie’s Angels Care Providers in Aurora, routinely filed claims and received Medicaid reimbursement for services that were not provided. According to the arrest warrant affidavit filed in Denver County District Court, Lattany also attempted to convince clients to sign documents stating they had received the services. The total value of the theft is $372,150.47.
Lattany is charged with Medicaid fraud and waste, a class three felony; cybercrime, a class three felony; falsifying, altering or destroying documents, a class 5 felony; and attempt to influence a public servant, a class 4 felony.
“Home healthcare is sometimes a patient’s only option, and taking advantage of a system that helps the most vulnerable Coloradans puts this care in jeopardy,” Weiser said. “We will continue to hold accountable those who take advantage of the state’s Medicaid system.”
The case is filed in Denver County District Court and the case number is 2022CR6134.
The Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit is dedicated to protecting the integrity of the system that provides healthcare to the most vulnerable Coloradans. It accomplishes this through the investigation and prosecution of Medicaid provider fraud as well as the investigation and prosecution of the abuse and neglect of Medicaid clients in non-institutional settings as well as the abuse and neglect of patients in institutions that receive Medicaid dollars. To report potential Medicaid fraud, click here or call (720) 508-6696.
The filing of criminal charges is merely a formal accusation that an individual committed a crime under Colorado laws. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.