News Release: Attorney General's press office
September 5, 2014
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, the Apopka Police Department, and the Winter Springs Police Department today arrested Anayanzi Carrington-Simpson, Danyel Hancock, Shanqual Marshall-Gunn, and Kristina Mineo for Medicaid fraud. The defendants were employed by Second Chances TCM, Inc. and allegedly billed the Medicaid program for more than $47,000 worth of targeted case management services that were fraudulent or not authorized. Targeted case management service providers (TCMs) are intended to assist Medicaid recipients who have a persistent and serious mental health disorder by linking them to community resources. According to the investigation, Marshall-Gunn, the owner of Second Chances TCM, Inc., paid kick backs to employees and clients for referrals. Carrington-Simpson, Hancock, Marshall-Gunn, and Mineo allegedly submitted claims for unauthorized services, duplicative services, and services which were not provided.
The defendants are facing second and third degree felony charges of Medicaid fraud, and, if convicted, could face up to 15 years in prison, $10,000 in fines and restitution. This case will be prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Office of Statewide Prosecution.
The Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit investigates and prosecutes fraud involving providers that intentionally defraud the state's Medicaid program through fraudulent billing practices. Medicaid fraud essentially steals from Florida's taxpayers. From January 2011 to August 2014, Attorney General Bondi's MFCU has obtained more than $460 million in settlements and judgments.