Acworth-based Medicaid provider gets a 2-year sentence for fraud
by Hilary Butschek
July 02, 2014 12:51 AM | 2158 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
ACWORTH — The owner of a speech therapy business in Acworth was convicted of Medicaid fraud Tuesday and will spend time in jail.

Former Georgia Medicaid provider Timothy Robinson was sentenced by Cobb Superior Court Judge Gregory Poole after pleading guilty to stealing from Medicaid, said Lauren Kane, a spokeswoman for the state attorney general’s office.

Robinson was sentenced in Cobb Superior Court on Tuesday to two years in prison and eight years of probation.

He owned and operated Robinson Rehabilitation Services, Inc., which provided speech therapy services. The company had four speech therapists who worked around the metro Atlanta area, but the company was based in Acworth, Kane said.

Robinson was found guilty of requesting reimbursement from Georgia Medicaid, even after his four employees quit.

He fraudulently requested about $580,000 in Medicaid payments he was not entitled to, Kane said.

The court ordered him to pay the sum back to the Georgia Department of Community Health.

“My office takes seriously our responsibility to ensure that those who steal from Georgia Medicaid are held accountable,” said Attorney General Sam Olens. “This case sends a strong message that the false billing of Medicaid will not be tolerated. Mr. Robinson has learned that lesson and is now paying for his actions with a prison sentence.”

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