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South Haven health care company owner sentenced for health care fraud

Posted at 8:13 PM, Feb 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-10 20:13:04-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The owner of a home health agency in South Haven has been sentenced to five years behind bars for committing health care fraud, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Western District of Michigan.

We’re told Kenneth Nash pled guilty back in October, saying Universal Home Health Care submitted claims for services surpassing $750,000 by means of forging doctors’ signatures.

U.S. District Judge Paul L. Maloney added three years of supervised release to Nash’s sentence, as well as a restitution order, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

“This sentence sends an unambiguous message that those who cheat Medicare will be held accountable," says Timothy Waters with the FBI. "These taxpayer-funded programs are designed to provide essential medical services to the elderly, not to enrich corrupt health care professionals and other fraudsters."

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