Alleged Fraud Scheme Uncovered In Dutchess County

Nov 14, 2014

The New York state attorney general says a doctor and nurse have been arrested in an alleged fraud scheme in Dutchess County.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says the 52-year-old Wappinger doctor and 50-year-old Fishkill nurse face charges after allegedly conspiring to provide services to hundreds of the doctor’s elderly and homebound patients. Dr. Jeanine Santiago is charged with billing Medicare and Medicaid more than $50,000 for physician services performed by a nurse. In addition, court papers allege that Santiago gave the nurse, Wendy Potter, blank and pre-signed prescriptions issued in Santiago’s name and that Potter filled out the prescriptions for such narcotics as morphine and oxycodone, and gave them to Santiago’s patients.