COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA — A federal grand jury in Columbia returned a 21-count indictment against Stamatina Bourret a/k/a Nina Bourret, 41, of Greenville, South Carolina, for health care fraud.
The indictment alleges that Bourret, through her company Agapi Behavior Consultants, billed Medicaid for services to treat Autism Spectrum Disorder that were either not rendered and/or a portion of the services billed to Medicaid were not provided.
Bourret faces a maximum penalty of ten years on each count.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Health and Human Services – Office of the Inspector General, and the South Carolina Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. Assistant U.S. Attorney Amy Bower is prosecuting the case.
U.S. Attorney Adair F. Boroughs stated that all charges in the indictment are merely accusations and that defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.