Supply company owner accused of $1M in Medicaid fraud

Friday, June 9, 2017

NEW YORK – The owner of Monack Medical Supply has been indicted on charges of Medicaid fraud, according to a press release from the New York Attorney General’s Office. Kester Atumonyogo allegedly billed Medicaid and Healthfirst, a Medicaid managed care organization, $1 million for an expensive nutritional formula while supplying patients with a lower-priced formula. According to the indictment, Atumonyogo used a fraudulent social security number to enroll Monack Medical Supply in the Medicaid program, and has a history of identity and welfare fraud. “New Yorkers pay into Medicaid to meet the healthcare needs of the most vulnerable in our communities,” said Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.“They deserve to know their dollars are going to help people, not profit unscrupulous business owners.” If convicted, Atumonyogo could face four to 25 years in prison.