Attorney General Gansler Announces Medicaid Fraud Indictment
Baltimore Mental Health Provider Charged
MD ( July 22, 2011) - Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced today that Vontina Montez Hall, 37, of the 1800 block of S. Queens Street, York, Pennsylvania was charged in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City with five counts each of Felony Medicaid Fraud and Felony Theft (10 counts total) for billing the Medicaid Program for services that she had not provided. The charges arise out of claims for mental health services submitted by Hall to the Medicaid Program during an 18 month period from January 2006 through July 2007.
Hall is a Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical who was authorized by Medicaid as an individual provider to provide mental health services to Medicaid recipients. Hall owned and operated True Healthcare Solutions, LLC located at 2609 Poplar Drive, Gwynn Oak, Maryland and at 1101 North Calvert Street, Baltimore, Maryland.
Felony Medicaid Fraud is punishable by up to 5 years in prison and a $100,000 fine. Felony Theft is punishable by up to 15 years in prison and a $25,000 fine. The case was investigated by the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit based on a referral from the Mental Hygiene Administration's Office of Managed Care Compliance. Arraignment is scheduled for August 18, 2011.
A criminal indictment is merely an accusation of wrongdoing and a defendant is presumed innocent until the State proves the defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.