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MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced today that Frederick Rutledge, 43, of Menomonee Falls, has been charged with 18 counts of Medical Assistance Fraud. These charges stem from Rutledge's ownership of Precious Transport, a Specialized Medical Vehicle transportation company. Precious Transport conveys Medicaid patients to various medical appointments and is reimbursed by the Medicaid Program. Such transportation is required to be provided by trained and certified drivers.
Former employees have come forward with information that Rutledge falsified paperwork that documented services provided to Medicaid patients and formed the basis of claims for payment being submitted to the Medicaid Program. These documents were falsified to show that trained and certified drivers were used when, in fact, they were not. Rutledge was paid more than $10,100.00 by the Medicaid Program as a result of submitting these false claim reports.
The criminal complaint was filed in Milwaukee County and Rutledge is scheduled to appear on June 14 for an initial appearance.
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A copy of the criminal complaint is available at: