Married couple convicted by federal jury in health care fraud scheme

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NORFOLK, Virginia — The owner of a health care business and his wife have been convicted of health care fraud.

A federal jury convicted W. Wayne Perry and Angela Perry in Norfolk on Tuesday.

According to court records, Wayne Perry was the owner and operator of the Norfolk-based Community Personal Care, which provided home health care services that were reimbursable by Medicaid.

Prosecutors said between 2009 and 2012, they couple orchestrated a billing scheme where fraudulent claims were submitted to the Virginia Medicaid program. Prosecutors said the couple committed about $1.3 million in fraud.

The couple will be sentenced on Jan. 8.

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