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Title: Boholana in employment fraud in US involving $4.6 Million
Post by: MIKELIGALIG.com on July 20, 2009, 06:31:26 PM
Boholana in employment
fraud in US involving $4.6-M 

     A Cebuana married to a Boholano was wanted by federal authorities after she was accused as part of those who defrauded the  California Medicaid involving nearly $4.6 million putting  lives of disabled children at risk. The fraud case was considered the largest in   California’s Medicaid history.
     Last time, it was reported, the suspect was in Cebu and had since been reunited with her Boholano husband.
     An Associated Press report quoted US Attorney's Office spokesman Thom Mrozek as saying that most of the people involved are Filipinos, half of whom are illegally residing in the US.  The same report said that 22 of the accused remain at large as only 20 were arrested.
     The suspect was identified as Susan Bendigo, a registered nurse, who is also the director of Sante Fe Springs' Excel Plus Home Health Services, a provider of nurses to home health services, according to the indictment. 
      Bendigo who is married to a Boholano was charged last year but has reportedly fled to the country.
      The defendants are accused of either posing as licensed nurses or organizing a scheme to send unlicensed nurses to provide home or school based care to disabled patients, many of them children with cerebral palsy or other developmental disabilities, the office of the US attorney for central California said in a written statement.
      Each defendant has been charged with conspiracy to commit health care fraud and at least one one count of health care fraud. 
     Some parents and patients became suspicious of the nurses when they notced their lack of skills.
      In one case, a "nurse" was unable to replace a tracheotomy tube  that had fallen out of a young patient's neck. In another case, an impostor nurse simply fled a medical situation when she apparently was unable to provide assistance according to the statement.
      Bendigo and a certain Priscilla Villabroza were accused as ringleaders who were charged separately.   
      A news report said Bendigo and Villabroza instructed the workers to lie about their status and used the names of licensed nurses for documents, the indictment stated.
      Bendigo was reported missing in the US while Villabroza has pleaded guilty to five counts of health care fraud  and faces up to 50 years  in prison.
      According to court documents, some of the unlicensed workers had foreign training but had never passed a US nursing exam.  Others had no medical training or were illegal immigrants, prosecutors said.

source: Sunday Post
Title: Re: Boholana in employment fraud in US involving $4.6 Million
Post by: hofelina on July 20, 2009, 06:35:36 PM
Love of money is the source of all evil! :(
Title: Re: Boholana in employment fraud in US involving $4.6 Million
Post by: Raquelproud boholana on July 20, 2009, 06:55:37 PM
Pastilan pakaulaw lang ni sa atong dungog. Ok ra mangilad unta pero ug health na sa ubang tawo involve kawalay kasingkasing.
Title: Re: Boholana in employment fraud in US involving $4.6 Million
Post by: statesville on July 22, 2009, 11:43:37 AM
Pakauwaw man lang ni sila sa mga pinoys/pinays  diri sa U.S.
Maayo ra unta kon ang  50 years sentence niya apil ang no
   possibility for parole.

I went to school here in the U.S. passed the board and
licensed as a Registered Nurse.

The  dedication to my job and  the compassion I have for all my
   patients irregardless of their medical conditions, my knowledge,
   skills and ability to implement the care  they deserve in which
    I always uphold.
Besides, in everything I/we do, the Lord is watching above.

Pero kini sila walay nuhahuna nga maayo, moreflect ni sa
  image sa ubang  filipinos diri sa U.S. mangamong man noon.

I hope they will be captured and rot in jail.
Teach them a lesson that they will never forget.
Title: Re: Boholana in employment fraud in US involving $4.6 Million
Post by: Moyhua on July 22, 2009, 12:30:14 PM
Ijara na. Malooy man gani ta makakita og tiguwang nga nakalisod-lisod, kana pa kahang lisod na daan sa ilang panglawas. Wlay po-angud!
Title: Re: Boholana in employment fraud in US involving $4.6 Million
Post by: thegirlnextdoor on July 22, 2009, 12:55:53 PM
California is turning into "Little Philippines" but thank goodness they have enough nurses now so no need to importso many internationals as same as before or America will end up being just as corrupt as where all these OFW's are coming from,. And why did they migrate to America to begin with other then married to service men or being there by demand of profession. The number one is because they do not have a chance in the place where they originated from do to the population and corruption and lack of jobs all rolled into one

I sure hope i can recognize My home sweet home country when i get home. I have heard so many bad things over there are going on with all kinds of people even Born Americans.

Makes me mad to hear this as when working in medical missions here it is hard work and to see the people suffer more by peoples selfishness is even worse. ;<
Title: Re: Boholana in employment fraud in US involving $4.6 Million
Post by: jamelma on July 22, 2009, 02:02:42 PM
It is sad to think that some Filipinos do bring their bad traits here in US & that's an embarrassment not only to them but to all of us.  I don't understand why do they have to be so greedy?  Why can't they use their skills in good way?  I understand that we like to help our paisanos who are illegal but don't make their situation worst by engaging them in illegal activities.  It's bad enough that they don't have legal papers & if they do engage in illegal activities their future here is already doomed. 

I was once an illegal alien, but I worked my way out of it without engaging in illegal activities.  I have to avoid another violation for being an illegal is already one.  It is me & my kids future are at stake & that's the most important thing to think about.

Filipinos are very hard workers & I'm proud to be one.  Where I work, we have good reputations as very compassionate, smart, & very hard worker (most work two jobs).
Title: Re: Boholana in employment fraud in US involving $4.6 Million
Post by: thegirlnextdoor on July 22, 2009, 02:16:03 PM
What are you saying in other words that Filipino are good in "Con Artist"? ..........

Ha ha ha ha my foreigner friend text me asking why is it that when Filipino ask to borrow money why is it that they do not leave gold jewelery and expensive watches as collateral? ha ha ha just this day he was asked by two Filipino if he could be borrowed money  from.
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