Baltimore County Man Charged in Medicaid Fraud

July 14, 2004

Maryland Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr., announced that Stanley Junious Benn, 41, of Rosedale, and his company, Resolutions Unlimited Inc., were charged in criminal indictments with felony Medicaid fraud and felony theft.

It is alleged that, from May, 2002 to March, 2004, Benn and his company knowingly submitted approximately $200,000 in fraudulent claims to the Maryland Medicaid program. Those claims represented that the company had provided psychiatric rehabilitation services to clients when Benn knew that the services had not actually been performed.

The case is being prosecuted by the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) of the Maryland Attorney General’s Office. MFCU conducted the investigation with assistance from the Mental Hygiene Administration (MHA), which suspended payments to Resolutions Unlimited in March of 2004. MHA has been working with the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit to root out fraud in its programs, and several cases of possible fraudulent behavior by Mental Hgiene Administration providers are currently under investigation by the Attorney General’s Office.

While an indictment is only an accusation and all persons are presumed innocent unless proven guilty, a charge of felony Medicaid fraud is punishable by a maximum sentence of 5 years in prison and a $100,000 fine. Felony theft is punishable by a maximum sentence of 15 years and a fine of $25,000.

An arraignment date has not yet been set.

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