Baltimore man pleads guilty to Medicaid theft

BALTIMORE - A Baltimore man pleaded guilty to felony Medicaid fraud, Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler announced Wednesday. 

 Martin Sacks, 56, said he guilty of  fraudulently billing the Medicaid program for home health care services he never provided.

Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Sylvester Cox imposed probation before judgment and placed Sacks on five years supervised probation.

Sacks was ordered to pay $21,860 in restitution to the Maryland Medicaid program and perform 300 hours of community service.

The investigation revealed that Sacks, a home health aide approved to be a Medicaid provider, fraudulently billed the Medicaid program for supposedly caring for two Medicaid recipients. It was discovered that he was working at Spring Grove Hospital as a linen service worker.



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