Provider of Home Health Care Services and Spouse Sentenced for Medicaid Fraud
NORFOLK, VA—W. Wayne Perry, Jr., 56, and his wife Angela Perry, 52, formerly of Suffolk, Virginia, were sentenced today for charges including health care fraud, false statements relating to health care matters, alteration of records and aggravated identity theft to W. Wayne Perry, Jr. was sentenced to 63 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. Angela Perry was sentenced today to 25 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. In addition, together they are to pay $1,459.451.08 in restitution.
Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring and Acting Special Agent in Charge Michael F. Paul of the FBI’s Norfolk Field Office made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Mark S. Davis.
W. Wayne Perry, Jr. and Angela Perry were found guilty by a jury on September 16, 2014, following a three week trial. According to court documents and evidence, W. Wayne Perry, Jr., was the owner and operator of Community Personal Care, a Norfolk business authorized to provide home health care services that were reimbursable by Medicaid, including personal care and respite care services. Angela Perry, his wife, was an office administrator and executive assistant. Over a four year period, W. Wayne Perry, Jr. and Angela Perry orchestrated a massive false billing scheme. Approximately 7,800 fraudulent claims were submitted to the Virginia Medicaid program, falsely representing that personal care and respite care services had been provided to 78 Medicaid recipients by Community Personal Care. As a result of the fraudulent billing scheme, the defendants obtained health care benefit payments from Medicaid to which they were not entitled, in the approximate amount of $1.4 million. To conceal the fraudulent payments, the defendants directed employees to alter the company’s office records, including home health aide time sheets.
This case was investigated by the FBI and the Virginia Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Alan M. Salsbury and Melissa E. O’Boyle are prosecuting the case on behalf of the United States.
A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 2:13-cr-156.