- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 21, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - Authorities say a New York City man made off with $5 million in a Medicaid fraud scheme.

Authorities arrested Joseph Wright Monday morning and charged him with grand larceny, health care fraud and insurance fraud. Wright is the CEO of Assistance By Improve II, Inc.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (SHNEYE’-dur-muhn) says Wright promoted the business as a not-for-profit and claimed to find housing for low-income Bronx residents.

Authorities say Wright obtained Medicaid information from his clients and made them complete unnecessary medical tests so he could then bill Medicaid for reimbursements.

Prosecutors say there’s no evidence anyone was ever provided housing.

It wasn’t immediately known if Wright has an attorney who could comment on the charges.

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