- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 22, 2015

DALLAS (AP) - Two owners of a Dallas home health care company and two other nurses have been charged in a $13 million Medicare fraud scheme.

The Department of Justice on Tuesday announced the indictment related to alleged false claims submitted since 2007.

Prosecutors say Patience Okoroji, who’s a licensed vocational nurse, and registered nurse Usani Ewah own Timely Home Health Services Inc.

Kingsley Nwanguma is a licensed vocational nurse. Joy Ogwuebgu is a registered nurse.

An indictment unsealed Monday charges all four with conspiracy to commit health care fraud and health care fraud.

Prosecutors say the scam involved hiring recruiters to find beneficiaries for home health services, whether they were ill or not.

Online court records don’t list attorneys for the defendants. A telephone number for the company was not working Tuesday.

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