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A federal grand jury charges the owner of a Harrisburg area health care services provider with Medicaid fraud. Rose Umana, 47, of Mechanicsburg, the owner and operator of Vision Healthcare Services, Inc., on Linglestown Road, was indicted Wednesday for making false statements relating to health care matters, money laundering and identity theft.

The 34 count indictment alleges Umana between 2010 and 2014, created false identification documents and fictitious occupational licenses for workers not licensed at the level represented on the license. Umana then allegedly submitted bills to Medicaid for medical services supposedly provided by the workers, billed medicaid for services provided by someone other than the person claimed to be the provider, and billed Medicaid for services not provided or provided by someone not qualified to provide the service.

The criminal scheme allegedly netted Umana $673,733. The U.S. Attorney’s Office is also taking action to seize about $307,000 in three bank accounts held by Umana.

Umana’s firm has clients in Dauphin, Cumberland, Perry and York counties and has been enrolled under Medicaid since 2006.

Following arraignment Umana was released under electronic monitoring. Her trial is set for early August.  If convicted Umana faces a minimum of two years in federal prison.