State district attorneys revealed Wednesday that 5 people have been charged with almost 2 lots counts of Medicaid scams amounting to about $365,000 in losses.
Victor Aldeza, Regino Aldeza, Albert Aldeza, George Aldeza and Lovelyemy Libao stand implicated of medical support scams conspiracy lasting from January 2009 to March 2017, according to the Department of Law.
The group took $364,756 by pretending Regino Aldeza experienced severe impairments, district attorneys stated, and the Department of Health and Social Services had authorized his brother or sisters to supply ongoing care spent for through the federal program.
Their declared plan came to light March 18 when a staff member of Arctic Care Services, a personal care company that works with DHSS, was consuming in the food court of the Dimond Center, according to charges submitted versus the accused.
The worker acknowledged Regino Aldeza– who was operating at a lunch counter in the shopping mall– and understood Aldeza was expected to be “substantially handicapped,” the charges say.
The worker reported the sighting to her managers, and they notified the state health department. DHSS reported to private investigators, according to the charges, that Regino Aldeza was evaluated as requiring help “in all elements of life, consisting of consuming, mobility, toileting, meal preparation, fundamental home tasks, fundamental walking and variety of movement workouts, and personal health.” The evaluation supposedly took place around 2006.
A couple of days after the very first sighting of Regino Aldeza at work, others saw him working and walking around without requiring help, according to an affidavit composed by Assistant Attorney General Eric Senta.
” R. Aldeza was moving easily, raising heavy things, working intensely, speaking generally, using the sales register and making a change, preparing meals rapidly in a fast-food environment, and was observed to be in great health without any observable problems doing anything,” Senta composed.
Not long after, private investigators with the state’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit beginning dealing with Alaska State Troopers, Anchorage cops, shopping mall security and other state firms to discover the supposed scams.
In addition to developing that Regino Aldeza is not handicapped, private investigators discovered the offenders left the nation and billed Medicaid for services, to name a few allegations, according to the charges.
The leading charges of medical support scams and plan to defraud bring a possible sentence of approximately 10 years in jail, a fine of approximately $100,000 and restitution to the state’s Medicaid program.