A mother and daughter from Germantown were charged with committing Medicaid fraud, Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler’s office announced.
Hellen Njeri Ngatia, 44, and her daughter, Gladys Muthoni Ngatia, 25, were charged in Baltimore City Circuit Court with one count each of Medicaid fraud and conspiracy to commit Medicaid fraud, according to court records accessed online.
Prosecutors allege that between April 2009 and January 2010, Hellen Ngatia conspired with Gladys Ngatia to submit a series of false claims that showed Hellen Ngatia provided licensed practical nurse services to a Medicaid recipient.
Felony medicaid fraud and conspiracy are punishable by up to five years incarceration and up to a $100,000 fine for each offense, according to the attorney general's office.
The Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of the Maryland Attorney General's Office is prosecuting the case. Attorneys for the Ngatias weren't listed in court records accessed online.
An arraignment is scheduled for Feb. 22.