LoHud.com had an article about Eufemia Fe Salomon-Flores, an administrator at Glen Island Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, who admitted to defrauding Medicaid out of $2.2 million and failing to pay taxes on two health care companies she created. Salomon-Flores pleaded guilty in Westchester County Court to second-degree grand larceny and third-degree criminal tax fraud, felonies.
"Our cash-strapped state and Medicaid program cannot afford fraud, and my office will continue to hold accountable those who rip off taxpayers," Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in a statement.
She was charged with submitting inflated claims in quarterly reports to the state Health Department from April 2002 to November 2006. She exaggerated the diagnoses and conditions of patients at Glen Island Center, and lied about treatment they received so the nursing home would get larger Medicaid reimbursements.
Salomon-Flores also failed to pay taxes on money she received as the founder of Premier Health Care Staffing and Phil Am Health Care Professionals, companies the attorney general’s office described as "bogus." In 2008 alone, the companies took in more than $307,000, giving Salomon-Flores a tax liability of more than $31,000.