Owings Mills man sentenced in $100,000 Medicaid fraud scheme

An Owings Mills man convicted of stealing more than $100,000 in a Medicaid fraud scheme was sentenced to 10 years in jail with all but one year suspended Tuesday, state prosecutors said.

Andrew O’Neil Brown, 45, was ordered to repay $80,400 he fraudulently billed Medicaid from 2011 to 2013, through his mental health therapy company, Generation Counseling Center, according to Attorney General Brian E. Frosh. He was also sentenced to five years’ probation.

Generation billed Medicaid for the work of two social workers — one of whom never worked for the company, the other who did work there but didn’t provide the services described. He pleaded guilty in March.

Brown submitted more than $100,000 in claims for mental health therapy services to Medicaid recipients he said he had personally provided, prosecutors said, although he was not qualified to provide those services.

“Mr. Brown and his office abused the Medicaid program, which was designed to help low-income patients and families most in need,” Frosh said in a statement. “We are pleased with the outcome of this case, and hope that this sends a message that our office is cracking down

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