Suspect Wanted by the FBI for Health Care Fraud
Ayitey Ayayee-Amim Failed to Appear for His August 2016 Jury Trial
DALLAS, TX—The Dallas FBI is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information directly leading to the arrest of Ayitey Ayayee-Amim (a/k/a Kwame Ayayee, Pastor Kwame, Man of God), who fled prior to his jury trial related to a Medicare health care fraud scheme involving more than $4,000,000 of fraudulently obtained funds.
Between 2010 and 2011, Amim was employed by Paradise Home Health Agency in Arlington, Texas. While employed at Paradise, Amim allegedly paid cash kickbacks to Medicare beneficiaries to recruit and maintain them as patients of Paradise. Amim allegedly falsified patient files to make it appear as though the patients he recruited were eligible for home health care services and to help conceal the fact that Paradise did not provide the services that it billed to Medicare.
Amim was arrested on May 8, 2015 and was released from custody on bail. His jury trial was scheduled to begin on August 15, 2016, but Amim failed to appear. A federal arrest warrant has been issued by the United States District Court, Northern District of Texas.
Amim is from Ghana and maintains ties there. He may be traveling in Ghana, the United Kingdom, Canada, the northeast United States, or the Dallas—Fort Worth area. He is described as a 37-year-old black male, 6' tall, 220 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes. Amim has many aliases, including: Ayitey Amim, Ayitey Ayaree-Amim, Ayitey Ayayee, Kwame, Kwame Ayayee, Man of God, and Sam.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact your local FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate. The FBI’s Dallas Field Office can be reached at 972-559-5000. Tips can also be submitted online at https://tips.fbi.gov. For additional photos and information, please visit https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/wcc/ayitey-ayayee-amim.