July 14, 2004
COUNTY MAN CHARGED WITH FILING $200,000 WORTH OF FRAUDULENT
Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr., announced today that Stanley
Junious Benn, 41, of Arrowood Court in Rosedale, and his company,
Resolutions Unlimited, Inc., were charged in criminal indictments
with felony Medicaid fraud and felony theft.
It is alleged that, from May, 2002 to March, 2004, Benn and his
company knowingly submitted approximately $200,000 in fraudulent
claims to the Maryland Medicaid program. Those claims represented
that the company had provided psychiatric rehabilitation services
to clients when Benn knew that the services had not actually been
The case is
being prosecuted by the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) of
the Maryland Attorney General’s Office. MFCU conducted
the investigation with assistance from the Mental Hygiene Administration
(MHA), which suspended payments to Resolutions Unlimited in March
of 2004. MHA has been working with the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit
to root out fraud in its programs, and several cases of possible
fraudulent behavior by Mental Hgiene Administration providers are
currently under investigation by the Attorney General’s Office.
While an indictment is only an accusation and all persons are
presumed innocent unless proven guilty, a charge of felony Medicaid
fraud is punishable by a maximum sentence of 5 years in prison
and a $100,000 fine. Felony theft is punishable by a maximum
sentence of 15 years and a fine of $25,000.
An arraignment date has not yet been set.