Everybody wants to live the high life but not everybody wants to work hard to afford it. This appears to be the case with a couple from Las Vegas who allegedly resorted to an elaborate scheme to illegally earn millions to fund their lavish lifestyle.
The couple, identified as Latisha and Timothy Mark Harron, reportedly defrauded North Carolina Medicaid out of $13 million over a couple of years.
They went about doing so by searching through the state’s obituaries to look for individuals that have recently passed away. The Harrons then ran the deceased’s information through the Medicaid eligibility tool to see whether the person had an identification number.
If they did, the couple reportedly used the number to back bill Medicaid for allegedly made up healthcare services given to the person before they passed on. Two companies, Assured Healthcare Systems and Agape Health Care Systems, have been linked to the Harrons and their scheme.
Since their scheme was found out, the couple has been indicted by a federal grand jury as the Justice Department reports. Latisha, who’s 44-year-old, and her 50-year-old husband have been arrested as well as they face seven charges including aggravated identity theft, health care fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering to name a few.
Latisha founded Agape Healthcare Systems in 2010, years before she even married Timothy in 2018. She reportedly committed fraud when she created the company after failing to disclose that she’s been convicted of identity theft in the past.
Likewise, her husband also had a prior conviction of a felony that they didn’t let North Carolina Medicaid know.
The couple are also accused of using the money they stole to buy themselves expensive jewelry, clothing and even a private jet. Proof of their lavish lifestyle can be seen on Timothy’s social media accounts.
Another interesting thing is that Timothy often posted biblical quotes talking about hard work and integrity.
Looking through his captions and comment replies, the man seems to be proud of his wealth. For example he would sometimes tag his posts with #billionaire and #luxurylifestyle.
Unfortunately for him, his and Latisha’s indictment meant that the state would be forfeiting many of his material possessions from his sports car to their wine collection.