A medical supply company owner from Valley Stream was prosecuted for taking more than $1 million by billing Medicaid for costly dietary formula while providing clients with a lower-priced alternative, authorities stated.
Kester Atumonyogo, who owns Brooklyn-based Monack Medical Supply, Inc., was accused of healthcare scams, grand larceny, well-being scams and providing an incorrect instrument for filing, all felonies.
” New Yorkers pay into Medicaid to fulfill the health care needs of the most susceptible in our neighborhoods,” New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman stated. “They are worthy of to know their dollars are going to help people, not benefit unethical company owner.”.
District attorneys stated the 49-year-old male submitted incorrect claims to Medicaid and Health first, a Medicaid handled care company, suggesting that his company offered pediatric clients with an extremely specialized and costly prescription dietary formula planned for infants that should get nutrients through a feeding tube when he in truth just gave “Pediasure” or comparable over the counter dietary supplements, or absolutely nothing at all.
The Medicaid repayment rate for the specialized formula is greater than off-the-shelf or non-prescription dietary supplements, the AG’s workplace kept in mind.
Atumonyogo likewise supposedly used 2 different dates of birth and declared to have been born in 2 nations– incorrect determining info he used to acquire 2 different social security numbers that he has used interchangeably since the 1990s, district attorneys stated. He presumably used the 2nd social security number to enlist Monack as a Medicaid-participating company of medical materials.
Atumonyogo was arraigned Wednesday in Brooklyn court. He confronts 25 years in jail if found guilty.