Did Brooklyn Center business owner work 42 hours a day?

That was the red flag for Minnesota Department of Human service investigators.

They become interested in Medicaid claims for working 42 hours.

In a 24 hour day.

Anita and Stephen Soledolu allegedly submitted fraudulent Medicaid claims while operating a Twin Cities home health care business.

They face six criminal counts filed by the Minnesota attorney general. They're charged with defrauding Medicaid - paid for by taxpayers - of nearly a million dollars from 2006 to 2007 by filing false claims including inflated hours and claims they cared for people who weren't home at the time.

Medicaid and Medicare fraud enforcement has been pushed way up on the federal and state agenda. The estimate last year was about $60 billion of fraudulent claims in a system that paid out about $500 billion last year.

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