After making $4.8 million worth of false claims to Medicaid, Rodnisha Cannon received approximately $2.5 million in reimbursements from the federal health care insurer. For her efforts, Cannon will be spending at least two years in prison for identity theft with the possibility of for at least 20 more to be tacked on at her sentencing hearing, which has yet to be scheduled, for the health care fraud and money-laundering scheme.
In 1996 Christopher Perry was found to be disabled and unable to work by the Social Security Administration. His application for Social Security Disability benefits was approved and he began receiving monthly payments.
The North Carolina Attorney General's Office recently announced that it will be doubling the size of the Medicaid Fraud Investigations Unit in the coming months. The state will be adding 25 new investigators and attorneys to a team that already has a reputation for zealously going after people suspected of health care fraud.