MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - A transportation company from Monroe is being sued in federal court for allegedly defrauding $1.5 million from the state’s Medicaid program.
The government said Anglin Transport submitted over 100,000 claims to Medicaid for false reimbursements for just over 4 years, ending in May of 2010. And officials said the company’s owner, Anthony Anglin, spent the money on SUV’s, a sports car, and boats for himself – an ATV and SUV for a female friend – and supplies for a construction company he owned.
The lawsuit was filed in Federal Court in Madison. It said Anglin filed almost 56,000 claims for transporting patients by cots and stretchers to medical facilities – but investigators said the company’s vehicles were not able to fasten those devices in.
The government also said Anglin Transport submitted 46,000 Medicaid claims for rides on days when patients never used the service.
Media reports say Anglin Transport stopped providing specialized medical rides since May of 2010, when the alleged fraud ended – and the state dissolved the company in mid-2011.
The construction business is still operating. Anglin has not commented.