Attorney General James Charges Bronx Clinic Owner With Stealing More Than $4 Million From New York Taxpayers

Posted to Applied Web NY on Fri, 10/09/2020 - 16:08

Leslie Montgomery Allegedly Offered Fraudulent Affordable Housing to Scam
Low-Income New Yorkers Into Revealing Their Personal Identifying Information

NEW YORK – Attorney General Letitia James today announced charges against Leslie Montgomery, 49, of the Bronx and her healthcare clinic, Healthy Living Community Center (Healthy Living), for defrauding the New York State Medicaid program by submitting false claims to Medicaid and to MetroPlus, a Medicaid-funded managed care organization (MCO), for customized back braces. Montgomery and Healthy Living allegedly pocketed more than $4 million from the illegal scheme that involved tricking New Yorkers into divulging personal information under the false pretense of applying for affordable housing. Montgomery is charged in the New York City Criminal Court, Bronx County, with Grand Larceny in the First Degree and Identity Theft in the First Degree.

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