New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
January 25, 2023

Michael S. Garrity, Director of Communications | (603) 931-9375

Thomas T. Worboys, Senior Assistant Attorney General
Director, Medicaid Fraud Control Unit | (603) 271-1181

Eric S. Monty, Attorney
Medicaid Fraud Control Unit

Kyle Perkins Indicted for Medicaid Fraud

Concord, NH – Attorney General John M. Formella announces that Kyle Perkins (age 30) of Pittsfield, New Hampshire has been indicted for Medicaid fraud in connection with fraudulent claims for non-emergency medical transportation services.

On January 20, 2023, the Merrimack County Grand Jury indicted Perkins on charges of Medicaid Fraud – False Claims and Theft by Unauthorized Taking. The indictments allege that between May 30, 2020 and July 30, 2021, Perkins fraudulently requested reimbursement through the New Hampshire Medicaid Family and Friends Milage Reimbursement program related to medical visits that did not exist.

The maximum penalty for the Medicaid Fraud charge is 3½ to 7 years in the New Hampshire State Prison and a $4,000.00 fine. The maximum penalty on the Theft by Unauthorized Taking charge is 3½ to 7 years in the New Hampshire State Prison and a $4,000.00 fine.

Perkins will be arraigned in the Merrimack County Superior Court on March 4, 2023. The charges and allegations are merely accusations, and Perkins is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Senior Assistant Attorney General Thomas T. Worboys and Attorney Eric S. Monty of the Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit are prosecuting this case. Investigator Eric Shirley and Financial Analyst/Investigator Timothy E. Brackett, also of the Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, investigated the matter based on a referral from the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services' Program Integrity Unit, AmeriHealth Caritas New Hampshire Special Investigation Unit, and Coordinated Transportation Solutions, Inc.

The Medicaid Fraud Control Unit investigates and prosecutes fraud by healthcare providers who treat Medicaid beneficiaries. Healthcare providers include, but are not limited to, hospitals, nursing homes, doctors, dentists, pharmacies, ambulance companies, and anyone else who is paid for providing healthcare services to Medicaid beneficiaries. The Unit also investigates and prosecutes cases of abuse or neglect of residents in health care facilities and board and care facilities and of Medicaid beneficiaries in noninstitutional or other settings. If you would like to report a case of provider fraud or patient abuse, please contact the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit at (603) 271-1246.

New Hampshire Department of Justice
33 Capitol Street | Concord, NH | 03301
Telephone: 603-271-3658