Akin Ross of Webster, who had worked at CDS Monarch in Rochester, falsified credentials to get his position as Medicaid service coordinator at the agency, was arrested on April 25. Auditors from the Office of the Medicaid Inspector General discovered this when CDS Monarch self-disclosed the fact during the course of a routine audit. OMIG contacted the New York State Office of the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, which then arrested him for Medicaid fraud. All Medicaid money used to pay him for Medicaid-related activities will be recovered and returned to the state.
CDS Monarch has been fully cooperative in this incident, and it is a classic case of the way in which OMIG works collaboratively with the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit on behalf of New York State’s taxpayers.