York man charged with Medicaid fraud


A York man is accused of fraudulently obtaining Medicaid benefits.

Nagy M. Abdelhamed, 68, was indicted by a federal grand jury last week on counts of health care fraud and false statements in health care matters.

U.S. Attorney David Freed’s office said Abdelhamed applied for Medicaid and SNAP in August 2014 when he owned a four-bedroom home, a gas station, a 2008 Mercedes Benz E350, received $1,124 a month in Social Security disability benefits, and had about $58,500 in eight different bank accounts.

The Indictment alleges when Abdelhamed sold his gas station for $172,883, he deposited $87,016 of the sales proceeds into a bank account but did not notify the York County Assistance Office of the sale or his proceeds.

Freed’s office said Abdelhamed continued to receive Medicaid and SNAP benefits into 2018 and fraudulently obtained approximately $29,337 in benefits.

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