Monday, July 28, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: The Office of Inspector General within the United States Department of Health and Human Services has listed Dr. Errol Elrington on its list of Most Wanted Fugitives.
Dr. Elrington who is the proprietor of Elrington Medical Center in the Michigan area of the US is wanted on the strength of an arrest warrant for federal crimes of racketeering, medical fraud and health care fraud.
According to the a post on the Office of Inspector General’s website, the arrest warrant for Dr. Elrington was issued last October 7 and notes that “investigators believe that Elrington falsely billed Medicare and Medicaid more than $400,000 for services that he never performed, and he employed an unlicensed physician who engaged in criminal sexual misconduct.”
The OIG website goes on to explain that “Elrington allegedly employed an unlicensed physician to treat patients at EMC when he was not there, then billed Medicare and Medicaid as if he performed the services.”
It also says that “though he was the owner of EMC, Elrington spent most of his time employed as the chief medical officer at another medical facility that was unaffiliated with EMC.”
The OIG website says that “Elrington fled the United States for Belize less than 24 hours after being interviewed by Federal and State agents. He remains a fugitive at-large.”
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