Woman Pleads Guilty to Criminal Charges and Agrees to Civil Settlement

Woman Pleads Guilty to Criminal Charges and Agrees to Civil Settlement

February 19, 2021

Kelly Wolfe pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud and filing a false tax return. In addition to her criminal charges, she and her company, Regency, Inc., agreed to pay up to $20,332,516 to resolve allegations that Wolfe and Regency violated the False Claims Act in ways that include falsifying documentation in order to fraudulently establish durable medical equipment (DME) corporations to bill for medically unnecessary DME equipment. The conspirators relied on the guise of “telemedicine” to explain an unusually high volume of claims (well over $400 million) when, in fact, they had simply bribed doctors to approve them. Read a news story and a Department of Justice press release.
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