A Pitt County male confronts 15 years in jail after pleading guilty in federal court in Wake County to conspiring to devote Medicaid scams and perjury, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina revealed Friday.
State and federal district attorneys provided proof that Shephard Lee Spruill Jr., of Winterville, conspired with Terry Lamont Speller and Donnie Lee Phillips Jr. to defraud the health care program regarding a Pitt County center called The Medical Office.
Spruill, 46, had access to patient names and Medicaid ID numbers as president of a behavioral health service called Carolina Support Services, and he shared them with Speller and Phillips, the firm stated in a press release.
Speller and Phillips, who are currently in jail, used the info to costs Medicaid for more than $2 million in phony services and Spruill got his cut camouflaged as loan compensations, the company stated. For more details you have to visit www.medicaidfraudhotline.com.
Spruill likewise confessed that he lied when he affirmed to a federal grand jury that he had no business relationship with Speller and didn’t know why Medicaid payments were being divided in between them, according to the report.
Through a plea arrangement, Spruill is stated to confront 15 years in jail, $500,000 in fines and 3 years of monitored release.
He likewise consented to pay almost $1.85 million in restitution to the state Medicaid program, and more payment for other scams dedicated in association with Medicaid companies Carolina Support Services, Pride in North Carolina, Elite Care, Southern Support Services, One to One Youth, Vision of New Hope, Bridge Builders Youth Services and Jameson Consultants, the report stated.