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A Las Vegas couple has been charged with defrauding Medicaid out of $13 million and laundering the money by purchasing expensive jewelry, cars, designer handbags and other luxury goods.

Timothy and Latisha Harron were charged with seven counts of defrauding the North Carolina Medicaid system, according to Insider.com.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, the couple committed "massive fraud" by laundering $13 million through their purchase of expensive luxury goods, gym equipment, luxury watches, high-end vehicles and a private jet worth $900,000.


 

The Harrons flossed their affluent lifestyle on social media where they shared photos of Tiffany Jewelry boxes, designer clothes and handbags, and vacations to exotic locales, including Bora Bora and Cancun.

A federal grand jury indicted the couple on May 19, according to the DOJ. The Harrons, who married in 2018, were arrested Wednesday and charged with seven counts of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and wire fraud, aggravated identify theft, conspiracy to commit money laundering and making false statements related to health care matters.

The Harrons allegedly stole the money by submitting fraudulent bills to Medicaid through Agape Healthcare Systems, Inc. -- a company founded by Latisha, 44, in North Carolina in 2010.

She committed fraud by registering the company with Medicaid in NC without disclosing she had previously been convicted of identity theft.

The couple allegedly searched through obituaries to find people who had recently died in North Carolina. Using information from the obituaries, they would turn to the NC Medicaid eligibility tool to find whether the person had a Medicaid Identification Number.

Using that number, they back billed Medicaid for "fictitious services" they claimed to have provided to the person before death.

The couple flaunted their extravagant lifestyle on Instagram, showing off expensive jewelry, and posing for pictures at 5-star restaurants, luxury suites at sporting events, and on lavish vacations. Mr. Harron tagged the photos "#millionaire, #billionaire, #entrepreneur" and "millionaire lifestyle."


 

In one caption for a photo gallery showing off Tiffany boxes and high end shoes and bags, Harron wrote, "Sometimes it's a @tiffanyandco , @brioni_official & @louisvuitton kind of day! All delivered and didn't have to leave the #penthouse. Mrs. Harron, nothing but the best!"

When the couple was arrested, the feds seized an Aston Martin sports car and the couple's expensive wine collection.
 

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"There's only three in the world," Lizzo said, as photographers zoomed in on the mini bag. When asked what she managed to pack inside the mini clutch, Lizzo responded, "I got tampons in here, a flask of tequila, condoms..."

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Trump, his daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner joined Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton LVMH chairman-CEO Bernard Arnault and other Louis Vuitton executives at the ribbon cutting ceremony in Alvarado, Texas. Trump was in Texas to hold a campaign rally.

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Actress Debra Messing tweeted:

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