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MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced today that a Sheboygan man has been convicted on three counts of Medicaid fraud. Andy Yang, of 2402 N. 28th Street, Sheboygan, appeared in Sheboygan County Circuit Court November 6 and entered pleas of no contest. On December 11, Judge Timothy Van Akkeren withheld sentence, placed Yang on probation for two years on all counts, and imposed 60 days conditional jail time on count one. The court further ordered restitution in the total amount of $7,500 – including $2,000 that Yang paid on the day of sentencing – and other standard conditions of probation.
According to the criminal complaint, Yang is not a certified medical caregiver but had received a waiver from Wisconsin Medicaid to provide in-home personal cares for his aunt through Tongxeng Personal Home Healthcare. Between January 2010 and December 2011, Yang submitted timesheets and care reports indicating he had provided cares to his aunt on 399 different days between the hours of 10:00 am and 11:30 am. An investigation showed that Yang was employed by three different automotive repair shops during that time span and had been clocked in at those locations during hours he claimed to be providing cares to his aunt.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Thomas Storm.