February 05, 2021

Two Boston Women Indicted on Charges Stemming From $100 Million Home Health Care Fraud and Money Laundering Scheme

Faith Newton and Winnie Waruru were arrested and charged in connection with a $100 million home health care fraud scheme. The government also filed a civil action seeking forfeiture of five properties and 40 financial accounts and investments involved in a scheme to launder illegal profits.  Newton was part owner and operator of Arbor Homecare Services LLC. (Arbor), and Waruru was a Licensed Practical Nurse employed as a home health nurse at Arbor. Newton and Waruru allegedly used Arbor to defraud MassHealth and Medicare of at least $100 million by committing health care fraud and paying kickbacks to induce referrals.