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MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced today that Precious Transit, LLC, of 9746 West Appleton Avenue, Milwaukee, a specialized medical vehicle transportation company owned by Frederick Rutledge of Menomonee Falls, was convicted of 18 counts of medical assistance fraud in Milwaukee County. The convictions were based on allegations that drivers for the company were not properly certified as required by Wisconsin Medicaid.
Former employees came forward with information that Precious Transit, LLC, falsified paperwork that documented transportation services provided to Medicaid recipients and formed the basis of claims for payment submitted to Wisconsin Medicaid. The documents were falsified to show that drivers who were trained and certified provided the transportation services when, in fact, they did not. The allegations were that the company received approximately $3,000 for trips that were actually provided by non-certified drivers. The company was ordered to pay a $10,000.00 fine and court costs.
The case was investigated by the Medicaid Fraud Control and Elder Abuse Unit at the Wisconsin Department of Justice and was prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Gabrysiak.