Maryland Woman, Folashade Adufe Horne Sentenced to Prison for Defrauding Medicaid Program Out of Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars
WASHINGTON (STL.News) Folashade Adufe Horne, 52, of Laurel, Maryland, was sentenced today to 13 months in prison for defrauding the D.C. Medicaid program out of more than $370,000.
The announcement was made by Acting U.S. Attorney Channing D. Phillips; James A. Dawson, Special Agent in Charge, FBI Washington Field Office, Criminal Division; Maureen R. Dixon, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General for the region that includes Washington, D.C.; and Daniel W. Lucas, Inspector General for the District of Columbia.
In February, Horne pled guilty to health care fraud in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. The Honorable Reggie B. Walton, who presided over her plea hearing, imposed the 13-month sentence. Judge Walton also ordered Horne to pay $373,564 in restitution and a $267,567 forfeiture money judgment.
At various times between January 2014 and June 2020, Horne was employed by four different home health agencies to serve as a personal care aide for D.C. Medicaid beneficiaries. Horne also was employed full-time by Howard University Hospital during this same period.