Third defendant pleads guilty to Medicaid fraud - CBS46 News

Third defendant pleads guilty to Medicaid fraud involving homeless, pregnant teens

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On Wednesday Leetra Dometric Langston pled guilty to one count of Medicaid fraud for his role in a scheme involving God's Promise Center.

God's Promise Center was a residential treatment program for homeless teenage girls. Langston was employed there as intake director.

Langston was sentenced to five years probation and ordered to pay restitution of $20,188.90.

Court records show Stacey Watson, owner of God's Promise Center, and Pamela Besong, program director of God's Promise Center were also involved. 

Watson recruited pregnant teens and teenage girls with children into the residences, requiring them to apply for Medicaid as a pre-condition to living in one of the homes.

Aided by Besong and Langston, Watson used the physician's provider number and the recipients' Medicaid numbers to bill for medical services, according to court evidence.

There were no rehabilitative services provided to the residents of the homes, and the investigation found that the physician had never seen patients at God's Promise Center.

Over a period of eleven months the defendants obtained over $593,508.00 in Medicaid payments for services which were never rendered. 

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