Missouri Home Health Provider Indicted on Bank Fraud Charges
A Missouri home health care owner/operator was indicted this week on fraud charges alleging she made fraudulent charges involving payment of a bank loan.
According to the Justice Department, Tina Kuehl of St. Louis was charged after obtaining a $305,000 property loan from Community Bank of Owensville, that resulted in foreclosure after several payments were not made on time. Initial payments were made from personal accounts as well as an account in the name Baby Boomers Health, LLC.
Following the foreclosure, Kuehl submitted fraudulent checks as proof she had made loan payments to the bank and allegedly claimed to have made cash payments to a bank employee.
A bank fraud conviction carries up to 30 years in prison and fines up to $1 million.
In November 2013, Kuehl was indicted on five counts of health care fraud and one count of making false statement to federal agents. A Trial is scheduled for May 5.
Written by Elizabeth Ecker