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Gary, IN, Man Indicted In Connection With Alleged Health Care Fraud

Hammond, IN-(ENEWSPF)- The United States Attorney’s Office announced the following indictment was returned in South Bend:

Ebb Greenwood, 59, of Gary, Indiana, was charged in an indictment returned today with two counts of health care billing fraud and two additional counts of conspiracy to commit billing fraud. In particular, the indictment alleges that Greenwood, as part of one fraud scheme, caused Human Services Transport Provider Incorporated, located in Gary, Indiana, to submit fraudulent billings to Indiana Medicaid from 2006 through 2010 for medical transportation services that were never in fact provided. A second fraud count alleges that Greenwood executed and participated in a similar fraud scheme on behalf of At Your Service Transport Provider from 2009 through 2010. The indictment alleges a loss to Medicaid of $1.9 million.

“In Indiana, there is a significant problem with individuals submitting fraudulent or inflated claims to the Medicaid program for reimbursement, which means taxpayer dollars are diverted away from their proper and lawful purpose. The Indiana Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of my office works closely with our colleagues from the U.S. Attorney’s Office and FBI to investigate and deter such fraud against Medicaid, and I am also working with the Indiana General Assembly to seek to require such providers to post surety bonds as insurance against fraud,” Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller said.

These charges were filed as the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Indiana Medicare Fraud Control Unit. This case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Donald Schmid.

The United States Attorney’s Office emphasized that an Indictment is merely an allegation and that all persons charged are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.

The specific sentence in each case to be imposed upon conviction will be determined by the judge after a consideration of federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.