A Huntington medical equipment company and its owner pleaded guilty Friday to 50 charges in connection to stealing more than $2 million from Medicaid using customer’s identification numbers, according to Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman.The now closed Bennett Surgical Supply, Inc., located at 382 New York Ave., and its majority shareholder, Katia Donnelly, submitted thousands of false claims to Medicaid, causing Medicaid to pay more than $2 million dollars over six and a half years, the AG says.
Bennett Surgical Supply, Inc. and Donnelly pleaded guilty to second-degree grand larceny. It is expected that Donnelly will be sentenced to 2 to 6 years in state prison, the AG says.
They were indicted Aug. 12 on 50 charges related to the alleged scheme.
From Jan. 1, 2006 to June 30, 2012, Donnelly served as the operator and 51 percent owner of Bennett when she allegedly falsified the claims to Medicaid.
The checks Donnelly claimed were for paying suppliers for the inventory were …
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