October 31, 2014

Monroe man sued over false Medicaid claims

A transportation company from Monroe and its owner are being sued in federal court for allegedly defrauding almost $1.5 million dollars from the state’s Medicaid program. The federal government says Anglin Transport submitted over 100,000 claims to Medicaid for false reimbursements over the course of about four years, ending in May of 2010.

Officials claim the company’s owner, Anthony Anglin, spent the money on SUVs, a sports car, and boats for himself. He’s also accused of purchasing an ATV and SUV for a female friend and supplies for a construction company he owned.

The lawsuit was filed in Federal Court in Madison. It says Anglin filed almost 56,000 claims for transporting patients by cots and stretchers to medical facilities, but investigators said the company’s vehicles were not able to fasten those devices in. Anglin Transport submitted over 46,000 claims for rides on days when patients were not being transported to Medicaid-covered services.