NOW FROM MINNESOTA’S MOST WATCHED STATION THIS IS WCCO 4 NEWS A MOTHER WAS CHARGED CLOSE TO $4 MILLION IN A NATIONAL HEALTH CARE SCAM. MINNESOTA ATTORNEY GENERAL LORI SWANSON FILED TEN FEDERAL CHARGES AND HER DAUGHTER ARTINA WILLIAMS. THE STATE SAYS THAT THEY STOLE MORE THAN $900,000 FROM THE MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM THROUGH THEIR YOUR WAY HOME CARE AGENCY. AUTHORITIES SAY THAT THE WOMEN ARE PART OF A BILLION DOLLARS HEALTH CARE FRAUD PROBLEM IN THE UNITED STATES. I THINK THE CONDUCT IS VERY SERIOUS. ATTORNEY GENERAL LORI SWANSON SAID A MINNESOTA MOTHER AND DAUGHTER DUO STOLE $900,000 IN A HEALTH CARE SCHEME. THE TAXPAYERS WHO FINANCE THESE PROGRAMS WITH THEIR GENEROSITY WHEN CRIMINALS STEAL MONEY FROM THE PROGRAM. THIS SUBMITTED CLAIMS FOR SERVICES NOT RENDERED AND PAID KICK BACKS TO GET CLIENTS OFTEN FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO STAY. SO THEY WOULD BECOME CLIENTS OF THE AGENCY AND NOT BLOW THE WHISTLE ON THE FRAUD. THEY SAIDED THE TWO WERE FRIENDLY AND OFTEN HAD NURSES COMING BY ASKING FOR THEIR MONEY. A FAMILY MEMBER OF THE WOMEN WAS ALSO ARRESTED THIS WEEK FOR A SEPARATE MEDICAL ASSISTANT SCAM WHERE SHE AND SIX OTHERS STOLE $7.7 MILLION. THE WOMEN ARE THREE OF THE 412 PEOPLE CHARGED IN A NATIONWIDE CRACK DOWN ON HEALTH CARE FRAUD. IT PLANS TO CONTINUE NATIONWIDE. WE ARE SENDING A CLEAR MESSAGE TO CRIMINALS ACROSS THIS COUNTRY. WITH WILL FIND YOU, WE WILL BRING YOU TO JUSTICE AND YOU WILL PAY A VERY HIGH PRICE FOR WHAT YOU HAVE DONE. ATTORNEY GENERAL SWANSON SAYS SHE FOUND OUT ABOUT THE SCHEME FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES. JUST THAT ONE TIP LED TO THE DISCOVERY OF THE RING INVOLVING