Posted on Thu, Mar. 22, 2007
Psychiatrist charged with fraud
By EVAN S. BENN
State fraud investigators arrested a Coral Gables psychiatrist and charged her Thursday in connection with a scheme to steal from Medicaid and Medicare.
Dr. Moraima Trujillo, 52, who has an office at 401 Coral Way, is accused of billing the programs for more than $1 million in services she didn’t provide.
Trujillo submitted reports claiming she worked between 20 and 40 hours a day on 207 different days in 2004, according to the Florida Attorney General’s office.
Trujillo was charged with grand theft and an organized scheme to defraud. If convicted, she faces up to 60 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.
She was being held Thursday at the Miami-Dade County jail and is scheduled for an April 12 court hearing.
Another Psych Hits the Slammer (they’ll have to create a special psychiatric ward!)