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Baltimore City counselor pleads guilty to felony Medicaid fraud

Posted at 12:11 PM, Aug 07, 2020

BALTIMORE — On Friday, Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh announced that 40-year-old Roshun J. Harris, of Randallstown, pleaded guilty to one count of felony Medicaid Fraud for submitting claims that caused the Maryland Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid) to reimburse Harris with more than $18,000 for services that she did not provide.

Harris is a licensed clinical professional counselor who operated a private mental health practice. From January 2012 through May 2017, she submitted false claims in connection with her private mental health practice. Specifically, Harris submitted claims to Medicaid and was reimbursed for services that she did not provide to her clients because her clients were either hospitalized or at work and not meeting with Harris in their homes.

Harris was sentenced to five years incarceration, all suspended, five years of supervised probation, and ordered to pay restitution to Medicaid in the amount of $18,408.79. As a condition of Harris’s probation, she is prohibited from working for any provider in a federally-funded health care program for five years.