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Mount Pleasant Speech Pathologist Charged in Health Fraud Scheme

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Carolina

Contact Person: Lance Crick (864) 282-2105

Columbia, South Carolina---- United States Attorney Beth Drake today announced that a Charleston Grand Jury has returned a six-count indictment charging Gena C. Randolph of Mt. Pleasant , South Carolina, with health care fraud, aggravated identity theft, and making false statements relating to health care matters.   The indictment alleges that Randolph was barred from submitting Medicaid and Medicare claims in 2012 and 2013, respectively, but that she continued to do so under other provider’s names or companies in which she had a hidden interest.  The indictment also alleges that Randolph submitted false claims for services that had not been provided, including for patient beneficiaries who had died.  The fraud charge carries a maximum prison term of ten years; the false statement charges carry a maximum 5 years in prison; and the aggravated identity theft a mandatory two years in prison. Each count carries a fine of up to $250,000.

The case was investigated by agents of Health and Human Services – Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG) and investigators for the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, Office of the Attorney General, State of South Carolina.  Assistant United States Attorney Eric Klumb and Special Assistant United States Attorney Nancy Cote, a Senior Assistant Deputy Attorney General in South Carolina’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, are prosecuting the case.

The United States Attorney stated that the charges alleged in the Indictment are merely accusations and that all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.


Updated April 12, 2017

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