COLUMBUS, Ohio — A former Chillicothe V.A. employee faces federal prosecution for allegedly making nearly $1 million in fraudulent healthcare claims.
Melissa Radune, a former registered nurse with the V.A. was indicted last week on charges of healthcare fraud.
According to the indictment against Radune, from 2015 to 2021, she allegedly used the worker’s compensation program to make over $900,000 in fraudulent claims. The program, officials say, provided a way for individuals hurt on the job to submit claims with supporting evidence to get compensated for certain medical expenses related to their injury.
She is expected to be arraigned on February 9 at 2 p.m.