Valley Woman Admits to Medicaid Fraud Scheme

A plea of guilty from the arraigned owner of an Edinburg medical devices supply company. Anna Ramirez-Ambriz, who owned Compassionate Medical Supply, confessed Friday to defrauding the Texas Medicaid program. Ramirez-Ambriz had actually been prosecuted in January on health care scams and identity theft charges.

Federal detectives say she submitted claims for compensation for medical devices and materials that were never ever offered. The incorrect claims led Texas Medicaid to paid more than $3 million it should not have more than a 6-year duration. The 55-year-old Ramirez-Ambriz confronts 10 years in jail when she’s sentenced in June.