Norfolk, Va. - W. Wayne Perry, Jr., the vice rector of the Board of Visitors at Norfolk State University, has been accused of Medicaid fraud along with his wife, 51-year-old Angela Perry.
The Perrys were indicted by a federal grand jury on Wednesday for health care fraud, false statements relating to health care matters, alteration of records and aggravated identity theft.
Allison Hunter Evans, who was identified as an employee of the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Development Services, was indicted on one count of alteration of records.
Officials say the Perrys conducted a false billing scheme through a home health care company Wayne Perry owned called Community Personal Care. The company provided services that were reimbursable through Medicaid. Angela Perry was the officer and agent of the company.
Officials say between January 2009 through December 2012, about 6,472 fraudulent claims were submitted to Virginia's Medicaid program which came to about $1,328,744.00.
The federal indictment claims that the couple altered office records including time sheets to get these payments. It also says that Hunter-Evans helped to do this.
Documents say the couple received health care benefit payments by falsely claiming that personal and respite care had been provided to 78 Medicaid recipients.
All three accused in this case could face several years in prison.