Former Medical Transport Driver Sentenced to 27 Months in Prison for Stealing Over $100,000 from AHCCCS

TUCSON — Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced 72-year-old David Henry Meyer was sentenced to 27 months in prison for stealing over $100,000 from the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS).  Meyer pleaded guilty to Theft, a class 4 felony.  In addition to the prison sentence, Meyer was ordered to pay restitution to AHCCCS in the amount of $100,782.01.

In October 2017, the Fraud Division of the Pima County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of internal theft at a local medical transportation business.  The initial report indicated the business suspected then employee, David Henry Meyer, of submitting false patient transportation records and defrauding the AHCCCS program of approximately $3,000.  The subsequent investigation by the Health Care Fraud and Abuse Section of the Arizona Attorney General’s Office and the AHCCCS Office of Inspector General, revealed that Meyer had been submitting false patient transportation records for a much longer period of time than was originally suspected—a total of 9 months. Investigators found that Meyer had taken over $100,000.00 from the AHCCCS program through his false billing scheme during this time period. 

This case was investigated by Pima County Sheriff’s Department and Arizona Attorney General’s Office Special Agent Jose Pimienta of the Heath Care Fraud and Abuse Section.

Assistant Attorney General Sterling Struckmeyer prosecuted this case.

Below is the booking photograph of Meyer.