by: Ryan Young Updated:
EAST POINT, Ga. - An East Point medical office couldn't see any of their patients, as federal agents collected a minivan full of evidence.
Channel 2 Action News was there for six hours as agents walked out with box after box of evidence Tuesday afternoon.
Channel 2's Ryan Young asked a woman who watched from nearby about what was going on.
Vanessa Haynes told Young she believes the clinic was up to no good.
Haynes told Young she worked at the medical center for a year, and said what she witnessed made her call federal authorities.
"You say on the inside they are
over-billing people?" Young asked Haynes.
"Yes they are," she responded.
Haynes told Young she thought the clinic was stealing from the poor and she was happy to see the federal officials at the office Tuesday.
Federal agents moved in with force Tuesday afternoon and the business didn't serve patients after that.
Haynes could barely hold back her smile.
"It excites me, it really does. It relieves me to know that people who can not read, people are not educated, to know when people are ripping them off that there is a recourse. I'm really thankful that God used me as an instrument to put a stop to it," Haynes said.
HHS agents were on hand during Tuesday's raid. Those agents work for the inspector general's office fighting fraud and abuse of Medicare and Medicaid.
Agents Young talked with to could only say they were executing a search warrant.