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4 indicted, accused of defrauding state Medicaid program

November 9, 2018

Four Pittsburgh residents are accused of conspiring to defraud the state Medicaid program of millions of dollars over six years, according to a news release.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Pittsburgh said those indicted Monday in federal court on a count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud included Travis Moriarty, 37; Tiffhany Covington, 41; Autumn Brown, 31; and Brenda Lowry Horton, 48.

Officials said they allegedly submitted claims for services that were never administered to customers while working at Moriarty Consultants Inc., Activity Daily Living Services Inc., Coordination Care Inc. and Everyday People Staffing Inc.

The companies operated in the home health care industry providing services to Pennsylvania Medicaid recipients, according to the news release. The companies received more than $87 million in Medicaid payments between January 2011 and April 2017. Federal authorities described it as a “wide-ranging conspiracy.”

The four defendants face a maximum sentence of up to 10 years in prison, a fine of $250,000 or both.

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