Monticello man charged with Medicaid fraud
MONTICELLO, NY — In a continuing investigation into the misuse of Medicaid transportation services, the Sullivan County Welfare Fraud Task Force has arrested Carl M. Wolkoff, age 57, of Monticello. Wolkoff was charged on Jan. 17 with the felony of offering a false instrument for filing and the misdemeanor of theft of services.
Police allege that Wolkoff used Medicaid transportation over the last five years as a personal taxi service instead of for its intended use to make doctor visits. Officials believe that Wolkoff racked up approximately $10,000 in fraudulent Medicaid charges.
Task force members were waiting for Wolkoff at his residence at about 3:00 pm on Jan. 17 when he pulled up in a Medicaid taxi. He was apparently returning from a local laundromat with a bag of freshly washed clothes.
Wolkoff was arraigned before Town of Liberty Judge Kirk Orseck and sent to the Sullivan County Jail without bail.
Undersheriff Eric Chaboty said that the Task Force is actively auditing all Medicaid taxi rides in Sullivan County. “We expect more arrests”, said Chaboty.