The Guyanese woman who has been indicted in a multi-million U.S dollar Medicaid fraud in New York has surrendered to US Law Enforcement.
The accused, Shamiza Ally aka Shamiza Bacchus, was arrested at the JFK Airport in New York last evening after stepping off of a flight from Guyana.
A wanted bulletin was issued for her arrest last week by US Authorities following the unsealing of the indictment against her.
Ally is accused along with two others, of falsifying records and ripping off Medicaid Scheme of almost US$20 Million.
Along with her co-accused, she reportedly fled to Guyana when a massive investigation was launched into the fraud.
The other two accused were arrested recently when they also returned to the US from Guyana.
In Court documents, the New York Prosecutors outlined a scheme whereby the defendants, together using a number of different techniques, billed Medicaid for transportation services that never occurred under their company, “Purpleheart Transportation Service”.
Medicaid reimburses transportation providers for transporting Medicaid patients to and from covered medical services.
Between late September 2017 and early May 2019, Purple Heart submitted claims to and collected from Medicaid over $29 million for allegedly providing transportation services to Medicaid patients in and around New York City.
However, prosecutors found and allege that over $19 million dollars of that amount was for unmatched services — services for which there no corresponding bill for medical treatment for the patients who purportedly received the transportation services.