News Release: Office of the Attorney General
Wyoming Attorney General Greg Phillips announces that a Laramie County man was found guilty last week in state district court on multiple charges of Medicaid fraud.
Adebowale Oluseyi "Ted" Adekale, 32, of Cheyenne, was found guilty by a Laramie County jury of making false claims to the Medicaid program. Ted Adekale provided habilitation services to mentally challenged or developmentally disabled Medicaid recipients through his business in Cheyenne, Developmental Resource Center. He was accused of billing for higher paying services than he provided and for receiving payment for services he did not provide when clients were away from the Center visiting family.
Ted Adekale was convicted of all sixteen counts against him including fifteen felony counts and one misdemeanor count. He faces up to 150 years in prison and a fine of up to $150,000. A sentencing hearing has not been scheduled.
The charges stemmed from an investigation by the Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit upon a referral from Wyoming Medicaid, part of the Wyoming Department of Health. The case was prosecuted by Special Prosecutor and Medicaid Fraud Control Unit Director Christine Stickley with assistance from the Laramie County District Attorney's Office.
"This kind of illegal conduct denies medical resources that would otherwise be directed to our most vulnerable Wyoming residents," said Christine Stickley. "It is critical to the well being of Wyoming Medicaid and those who are truly deserving of the services that we weed out fraud and abuse."
The Medicaid Fraud Control Unit's Hotline for reporting suspected fraud by a Medicaid provider is 1-800-378-0345.
You too can help stop Wyoming Medicaid fraud. Visit stopwyomedicaidfraud.com for more information.