The owner of a Southfield-based home care company faces charges of Medicaid fraud, announced by Attorney General Dana Nessel.

Synergy Home Services owner Khadisha L. Saunders-Davenport allegedly filed Medicaid reimbursement claims for services not performed, including times the named recipients were hospitalized and not receiving home health care.

Saunders-Davenport, 43, was personally caring for certain Medicaid beneficiaries and employed caregivers, according to a Attorney General’s press release.

In 2018 and 2019, Saunders-Davenport allegedly made false claims against the state of Michigan, resulting in inappropriate payments from Medicaid of $ 17,000.

When she was indicted in East Lansing District Court 54B on a Medicaid Fraud-False Claim count, bail was set at $ 20,000.

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Saunders-Davenport’s next court date is May 14th.

Medicaid Fraud-False Claim has a maximum penalty of four years in prison and / or a fine of $ 50,000.

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