Latisha Harron, 44, and her husband of two years Timothy Mark Harron, 50, alleged carried out a ‘massive fraud that bilked NC Medicaid of $13million, DOJ charging sheet states
The ‘Gluttonous’ Vegas couple ‘stole identities of dead people’ used in billing Medicaid for what DOJ described as ‘factious home services’
Both are accused of spending Medicaid money on a private jet costing $900,000
They also showed off their luxury autos, designer goods and expensive holidays on social media
Latisha and Timothy Harron, were arrested Wednesday on charges of healthcare fraud, conspiracy to commit health care fraud and wire fraud
They are also charged with aggravated identity theft, conspiracy to commit money laundering and making false statements related to health care matters
Latisha Harron, who also goes by Latisha Reese Holt committed fraud by concealing a prior conviction for identity theft when registering the company as a Medicaid provider – DOJ
Timothy Mark Harron, similarly concealed a 2012 conviction for wire fraud in New York when registering with Medicaid, DOJ said
A Las Vegas couple, Latisha and Timothy Mark Harron, [photo], have been accused of stealing $13million from Medicaid to fund a lavish lifestyle was arrested Wednesday on charges of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and wire fraud, health care fraud, aggravated identity theft, conspiracy to commit money laundering and making false statements related to health care matters
A Las Vegas couple have been accused of stealing $13million from Medicaid to fund a lavish lifestyle which included a private jet, luxury cars, jewelry and clothes
Latisha and Timothy Mark Harron worked together to carry out a ‘massive fraud’ on the North Carolina Medicaid program according to a press release from the Department of Justice issued on Wednesday.
The Harrons, both concealing their individual records of fraud convictions, ran a years-long scheme to defraud North Carolina Medicaid some $13 million that they allegedly laundered by purchasing a consortium of luxury goods, many of which were shared on social media.
The couple, who were arrested on Wednesday, allegedly did this by billing the government for what the Department described as ‘fictitious home services’.
They are accused of spending Medicaid money on a private jet costing $900,000, ‘thousands of dollars of gym equipment’ and properties in North Carolina.
’Stealing taxpayer money from a health care program designed to care for the poor and disabled just to bankroll a private jet and other luxury products – as alleged in this case – is reprehensible,’ said Special Agent in Charge Derrick L. Jackson of the HHS Office of Inspector General.
Superlux living: On Timothy Harron’s Instagram account, the couple are seen posing in front of their private jet and in exotic locations around the world. The $13million loot from Medicaid funded a lavish lifestyle and an abundance of luxury goods
A federal grand jury voted to indict the couple on May 19, according to the Justice Department.
The couple, who married in 2018, was arrested Wednesday on seven charges including conspiracy to commit health care fraud and wire fraud, health care fraud, aggravated identity theft, conspiracy to commit money laundering and making false statements related to health care matters.
‘Our hardworking investigators and law enforcement partners are committed to making sure such greed-fueled fraud is uprooted and those who commit it are held accountable for their actions,’ Special Agent Jackson said.
On Timothy Harron’s Instagram account, the couple are seen posing in front of their private jet and in exotic locations around the world.
Also pictured are each of the couple’s luxury cars. Harron, 50, owns an Aston Martin super car with a license plate which reads, ‘Mr Tim’.
The couple would show off their lavish lifestyle on social media, including this photo of more than 30 bottles of luxury Russian vodka shown on Timothy’s Instagram account, before their arrest for ‘fraud’ on Wednesday
Tripped by exhibition of lavish lifestyle: On Tim Harron’s Instagram account, the couple’s luxury cars are shown, including an Aston Martin super car with the licence plate, ‘Mr Tim’
‘My girls new ride’ Timothy captioned this photo of his wife’s car, a Mercedes G-class AMG worth more than $127,650
The couple were also seen posing in front of what appeared to be their private jet.
Other photos show piles Louis Vuitton shopping bags stuffed full of expensive goods, a massive haul of more than 30 bottles of Russian vodka and dinners in expensive restaurants.
In a picture of at least 27 boxes from Tiffany & Co, a person commented, ‘wow, what’s the occasion?’ To which Timothy replied, ‘this is a normal occurrence for us.’
The couple, who married in 2018, have been indicted on seven charges including conspiracy to commit health care fraud and wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, making false statements related to healthcare matters and conspiracy to commit money laundering.
Fruits of Fraud: Latisha and Tim Harron flaunted their wealth including this photo showing off piles of Louis Vuitton shopping bags allegedly, stuffed full of expensive goods
But the DOJ allege she committed fraud by concealing a prior conviction for identity theft when registering the company as a Medicaid provider.
In 2012, Harron, who also goes by Latisha Reese Holt, moved to Maryland from North Carolina. There, she is said to have continued to bill NC Medicaid as though she was providing services to real North Carolina recipients.
Timothy also had a prior conviction which he concealed on NC Medicaid enrollment documents.
The couple then worked together to fraudulently bill the Medicaid program for more than $10million between 2017 and 2019, according to the press release.
The DOJ said the couple searched through obituaries to find people in North Carolina who had recently died.
Convicted felon Timothy Harron did not disclose his history of wire fraud in NY to officials in NC. As they bilked Medicaid, the couple chronicled their junkets to exotic locations around the world, including this photo of Timothy in Bora Bora, near Tahiti
Alleged fraudsters: Timothy Harron also posted photos of their lavish lifestyle including dinners in expensive restaurants
They then allegedly found out whether those people had a Medicaid ID number using an eligibility tool accessible only to medicaid providers.
They then used it to bill Medicaid for ‘fictitious services’ it claimed to have provided before their deaths, the DOJ said.
Part of the indictment requires the couple forfeit items including the Aston Martin car and their wine collection.
On his Instagram account, Timothy describes himself as an entrepreneur, ‘jetsetter’ and ‘wine connoisseur’.
On his personal website, he advertises a book he wrote called ‘El Guero’, which is said to be ‘inspired by true life events’.
Latisha [left], and her husband Timothy Harron [photo] are accused of spending Medicaid money on a private jet, [photo], costing $900,000, ‘thousands of dollars of gym equipment’ as well as, several property in North Carolina
After the couple posted this photo of at least 27 boxes from Tiffany & Co, one viewer commented, ‘wow, what’s the occasion?’ To which Timothy to reply, ‘this is a normal occurrence for us’
“Not too shabby!” he wrote alongside a list of hashtags that included “#billionaire,” “#millionaire,” and “#luxurylifestyle.” while showing off this private jet on social media
The couple’s respective LinkedIn profiles also claim that they operate Assured Healthcare Systems. The page for the company itself refers to ‘Agape Health Care Systems’.
A DOJ spokesman said that both companies were implicated in the indictment.
In a statement, US Attorney Robert J. Higdon Jr said, ‘This case represents one of the most brazen and egregious cases of home health Medicaid fraud ever seen in this district.’
‘The indictment alleges a $13 million fraud that funded a gluttonous, social media-marketed lifestyle – one filled with private jets, penthouses, and luxury resorts.’
He added: ‘Most reprehensible is the fact that this crime is alleged to have been carried out on the backs of our most vulnerable: the poor, the deceased, the elderly, and the disabled.’