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N.H. Taxi Company Owner, Employees Charged With Medicaid Fraud

Via Frank's Taxi's website

The owner and employees of a Rochester taxi company have been charged with defrauding the state's Medicaid program.

The owner and employees of Frank's Taxi are alleged to have made fraudulent claims to collect thousands of dollars worth of medical transportation costs.

The state alleges that Frank's Taxi was paid more than $20,000 in 2015 and 2016 from the New Hampshire Medicaid program for "non-emergency medical transportation" it never provided.

The indictment handed up by a Stafford County grand jury names Frank's Taxi owner Edward Donnell IV and Ludmila Bulatova, who is Donnell's wife and the company's bookkeeper.

David Hackney, a driver and mechanic for Frank's Taxi, and Angelica Soule, Hackney's girlfriend, were also charged. All face felony theft, conspiracy, and false claims charges.

Donnell was also charged with falsifying and destroying records.

Tom Worboys, director of the state Medicaid fraud unit, says this is the first time a local taxi company has been implicated in a Medicaid fraud case.

Arraignments are scheduled for January 2.

Josh has worked at NHPR since 2000.
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