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Wheelchairs Plus Settles Fraud Allegations for $2.7M


This is a settlement for the lawsuit.

Seattle, WA: A $2.7 million settlement has been reached between the Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson, and Michael Mann, owner of Seattle-based Wheelchairs Plus Inc., ending legal action alleging consumer fraud.

Mann is charged with billing the Medicaid program for 119 new wheelchairs, when in fact used wheelchairs were delivered to the disabled and poor across the state of Washington.

According to the allegations, between 2009 and 2012 Mann purchased used wheelchair parts from places including Craigslist and nursing home "graveyards."He then assembled the mismatched parts into wheelchairs, painted them and sold them as new.

Ferguson' office claims that Mann billed Medicaid as if these wheelchairs were new, unlawfully receiving $550,000 from the Medicaid program.

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Published on Mar-9-16


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My deceased mother was a paraplegic and I believe she had purchased one of these chairs. She had a couple from 1996-2010. Is there any way you can look her up and see?

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