Carr Announces Guilty Pleas in Three Medicaid Fraud Cases
ATLANTA, GA - Attorney General Chris Carr today announced Quanicia Wilson, Shuconda Tinsley and Denise McBride entered guilty pleas to Medicaid Fraud and other crimes. These cases combined will result in restitution of over $122,000.00 to Medicaid and a total of 30 years of probation or prison time for the Defendants.
“Our Medicaid Fraud Division, in cooperation with our state and federal enforcement agencies, will remain vigilant in maintaining the integrity of public programs and prosecuting those who steal from taxpayers,” said Attorney General Chris Carr.
- On February 5, 2020, in the matter of State v. McBride, in DeKalb County Superior Court, Judge Linda W. Hunter sentenced defendant McBride to 10 years to be served on probation on two counts, Medicaid Fraud and False Writings, and she was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $100,000.00. Defendant McBride, acting as a home care provider for seven different disabled and elderly adults, repeatedly submitted multiple claims which placed her impossibly at different homes simultaneously over the course of two years. She submitted false documents in support of her false claims.
- On February 6, 2020, in the matter of State v. Tinsley, in Toombs County Superior Court, Judge Robert S. Reeves sentenced Defendant Tinsley to 10 years to be served on probation, on both counts of Medicaid Fraud and False Writing, and ordered restitution of $12,032.00. Tinsley provided home care services to a young disabled adult for about seven years. When her services were terminated, she continued submitting claims for nearly six months using false timesheets.
- On February 19, 2020, in the matter of State v. Wilson, in Gwinnett County Superior Court, Judge Warren Davis sentenced Defendant Wilson to 15 years to be served on probation and ordered restitution in the amount of $10,000.00 She pled guilty to Medicaid Fraud and Exploitation of an Elder Person. Defendant Wilson, the mother of an autistic child, had used her grandmother’s identification information to set up a fake caregiver account with Georgia Medicaid. She then began submitting false billing.