Pennsylvania Woman Sentenced for Medicaid Fraud
Services provider ordered to repay more than $112,000
Baltimore, MD ( July 26, 2012) - Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced today that a Medicaid services provider with two business locations in the Baltimore area has been ordered to pay full restitution in the amount of $112,782 and was given a five-year suspended sentence for defrauding the Maryland Medicaid Program. Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge David W. Young also placed Vontina Montez Hall, 38, of York, Pennsylvania on five years supervised probation and banned her from the Medicaid Program for five years.
"This was a calculated theft and we shut it down," said Attorney General Gansler. "This sentence will recover what has been stolen from Maryland taxpayers."
In May 2012, Hall pleaded guilty to Felony Medicaid Fraud for billing the Medicaid Program for hundreds of psychotherapy services that she had not provided. The Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical owned and operated True Healthcare Solutions, LLC located at 2609 Poplar Drive, Gwynn Oak, Maryland and at 1101 North Calvert Street, Baltimore, Maryland. Hall was authorized by Medicaid as an individual provider to provide mental health services to Medicaid recipients.
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, an administration within the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH), with assistance from the Maryland State Police.
Attorney General Gansler would like to thank Assistant Attorney General Catherine Schuster Pascale and Fraud Analyst Pam Arnold for their work on this case.