Brooklyn Park man sentenced for Medicaid fraud

A 52-year-old Brooklyn Park man has been sentenced for defrauding Medicaid out of more than $500,000.

U.S. District Court Judge David S. Doty sentenced Allwell Tam Inimgba to 18 months in prison on one count of health care fraud. Inimgba was charged Sept. 21, 2012, and pleaded guilty Oct. 9.

In his plea agreement, Inimgba admitted that from January of 2006 to March of 2009, he participated in a scheme in which Medicaid was billed for services supposedly provided by Registered Nurses when that was not the case.

At the time, Inimgba was the responsible billing party for Victory Home Care Inc., a home health care agency that provided, or purported to provide, RN services to Medicaid recipients.

During the time period, Inimgba billed Medicaid for more than 20,000 hours of services supposedly provided to various clients by RNs, and Medicaid paid Victory more than $1.4 million as a result of those claims. However, approximately $513,734 was found to be for work never performed.