A Goldsboro man has been arrested for Medicaid fraud charges in South Carolina.
The South Carolina Attorney’s office announced that Tommel Devon Hayes, 45, of Goldsboro, was charged with three counts of Obtaining Signature or Property by False Pretenses, value of $10,000 or more, and one count of Medical Assistance Provider Fraud.
An investigation by the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit revealed three occasions between the dates of October 10, 2015, and January 31, 2018, Hayes, the owner and operator of Columbia-based Clearscreen LLC, knowingly and willfully, by false pretense or representation, obtained money in excess of $10,000 with the intent to cheat and defraud the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ Medicaid Program.
According to the State Attorney General, Hayes also took part in creating and submitting fraudulent documents and claims to SC Medicaid for mental health services not rendered to numerous Medicaid beneficiaries who lived in Greenville and Florence.
If convicted Hayes could face up to 13 years in prison and a fine.