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Published February 24, 2011, 03:52 PM

MN Home Nursing Business Accused of Fraud

The Minnesota attorney general's office is accusing a Brooklyn Park couple of swindling the state's Medicaid program out of nearly $1 million.

By: Associated Press,

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota attorney general's office is accusing a Brooklyn Park couple of swindling the state's Medicaid program out of nearly $1 million.

Anita Soledolu and her husband, Stephen Soledolu, are accused of submitting claims for nursing services that they didn't provide. Those claims total more than $975,000.

Attorney General Lori Swanson's office on Thursday filed a six-count criminal complaint against the Soledolus in Hennepin County Court.

Anita Soledolu is owner of Sole Provider Nursing Services. The Star Tribune reports among the allegations are that the couple billed for more than 24 hours of personal care services in a day for a given aide.

The couple also allegedly billed for services at times when patients were in the hospital and could not receive home services.

Several phone numbers listed for the couple or their business were not in service.

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