Former Manager Of Louisville Medical Office Charged With Health Care Fraud And Identity Theft
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Acting U.S. Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr. today announced the indictment of a former medical office manager on charges of health care fraud and aggravated identity theft.
Kelly Lenning, age 44, of Jefferson County, Kentucky, was charged on June 17, 2015, in a six count federal indictment with scheming to defraud a health care benefit program, in connection with the delivery of and payment for health care benefits, items, and services.
Specifically, while manager of Injury Rehab Specialists of Lou., PLLC a medical practice that treated motor-vehicle-accident patients, Lenning is accused of unlawfully using former employees’ (nurse practitioners) DEA numbers to order controlled substance prescriptions, namely Hydrocodone by directing two individuals to fill Hydrocodone prescriptions between May and August of 2013. The individuals allegedly provided the filled Hydrocodone prescriptions to Lenning, for her own personal use, while she knew the individuals used Humana insurance, to pay for the unlawful prescriptions.
Further, Lenning is charged with using the identification of another person without lawful authority. Lenning is charged with identity theft of two nurse practitioners in relation to the health care fraud.
If convicted at trial, Lenning could be sentenced to no more than 36 years in prison, fined $1.5 million and a serve a three year period of supervised release.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Joseph Ansari and Lettricea Jefferson-Webb and is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Louisville Metro Police Department.
The indictment of a person by a Grand Jury is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.