AG Gansler: Home Health Aide Indicted for Medicaid Fraud and Theft
Baltimore man billed for services that weren’t provided
Baltimore, MD (January 15, 2014) - Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced today that Martin Sacks, 55, of Baltimore, has been indicted by the Grand Jury for Baltimore City and charged with two counts each of Felony Medicaid Fraud and Felony Theft.
It is alleged that between 2006 and 2009, Sacks billed the Maryland Medicaid program for services as a home health aide that were not provided.
Felony Medicaid Fraud is punishable by up to five years' incarceration and up to a $100,000 fine. During the timeframe when the alleged crimes occurred, the Felony Theft statute provided for a maximum possible sentence of 15 years' incarceration and up to a $25,000 fine.
Medicaid is a healthcare program for families and children and certain other individuals who qualify based on income levels, disability and other circumstances.
A criminal indictment is merely an accusation of wrongdoing and a person charged with a crime is presumed innocent unless and until the State proves the individual guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
The case is being prosecuted by the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of the Maryland Attorney General's Office, with assistance from the Maryland State Police.