Crime

January 21, 2014

Arlington couple convicted on health care fraud charges

A federal jury in Dallas convicted an Arlington couple of defrauding Medicaid of more than $2 million for adult incontinence supplies.

A husband and wife who owned a medical supply business in Arlington were convicted of multiple counts of health care fraud this week after a one-week trial in federal court.

Pamela Adenuga, 39, and her husband, Kehinde “Kenny” Adenuga, 46, of Arlington, face maximum sentences of 10 years each in federal prison, according to a news release from the U.S. attorney’s office.

Since about 2007, the Adenugas co-owned and operated His Grace Medical Supply & More. Nearly 98 percent of the company’s business consisted of billing Medicaid for adult incontinence supplies, such as diapers, wipes and creams. According to federal prosecutors, the company billed the government more than $2 million solely for those supplies, the news release said. The company submitted forged prescriptions from doctors and forged delivery receipts from beneficiaries.

They were found guilty of one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and seven counts of health care fraud. In addition to prison and a fine, they could be ordered to repay the government.

The Adenugas remain in detention. Their sentencing date has not been set.

Mitch Mitchell, 817-390-7752

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