Social Employee Charged with Medicaid Scams, Prescription Forgery

Waterbury– Police detained a social employee about Medicaid scams, prescription forgery.

Elijah Caldwell, 36, of Waterbury, was charged with one count each of larceny in the very first degree by defrauding a public neighborhood, medical insurance scams, making an incorrect prescription, unlawfully recommending an illegal drug, unlawfully acquiring and giving an illegal drug and forgery in the 2nd degree.

Authorities stated Caldwell had a workplace in Waterbury and charge he was defrauding Medicaid by billing the federal government healthcare program for services he did not carry out and creating a medical professional’s signature on prescriptions for illegal drugs. They stated Caldwell owned and run A Prospering Vision, a therapy workplace on North Main Street in Waterbury that served Medicaid customers. After carrying out audits, authorities stated Caldwell was thought of billing Medicaid for services that he had not rendered.

Authorities Stated

” Between January 2013 and November 2015, Caldwell billed Medicaid 16 times for services he declared were offered to customers who were either hospitalized or jailed on the date of service. Furthermore, Caldwell billed Medicaid 88 times for services that customers reported they did not get. Medicaid paid Caldwell $10,409.30 for these incorrect claims, the warrant states.

The examination also revealed that in between October 2015 and November 2016 Caldwell, who cannot recommend medication, created the signature of a doctor on 7 prescriptions for illegal drugs for himself and 2 of his Medicaid customers.”.

Caldwell was launched on a $25,000 and is arranged to appear in court on October 26. If founded guilty, he might be sentenced to as much as 20 years in jail.