Four Charged in Conspiracy that Billed More Than $20 Million in False Claims to Medicare
(STL.News) Acting U.S. Attorney Bridget M. Brennan announced that a federal grand jury returned a twenty-four-count indictment charging four individuals for their roles in health care fraud conspiracy that billed more than $20 million in false claims to the Medicare program.
Named in the indictment are Thomas MOX, 53, of Grove City, Ohio; Ryan CASADY, 49, of Uniontown, Ohio; Elizabeth BALJAK, 35, of Pataskala, Ohio and Megan ILG, 53, of Grafton, Ohio.
MOX, CASADY, BALJAK and ILG are all charged with conspiracy to commit health care fraud. In addition, defendants BALJAK and ILG are charged with false statements relating to health care matters. Defendants MOX and CASADY are charged with additional counts of health care fraud and offer and payment of kickbacks in connection with a federal health care program.
Defendant MOX owned and operated a medical marketing company in Grove City, and a durable medical equipment company in Columbus. Defendant CASADY owned and operated separate durable medical equipment companies located in Uniontown. Defendants BALJAK and ILG were nurse practitioners, licensed and certified by the State of Ohio.
According to the indictment, from on or about March 2, 2018, to on or about September 9, 2019, the Defendants are accused of conspiring together to defraud Medicare by obtaining payment for unnecessary medical claims.