Cuyahoga County ambulette company cited for ineligible drivers

Posted at 8:51 PM, Nov 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-10 20:51:18-05

The state has its eyes on a Euclid man after audits show he hired unqualified ambulette drivers to transport sick patients. 

Olujimi Samuel Adegbite, owner of DSquare Transportation Limited, is being accused by the state of more than 12-hundred errors for services provided from 2012 to 2014.

We stopped by the business address listed on public documents; it was a house. We were met by a man who identified himself as Adegbite's cousin. He told News 5, the business operates out of the house. He informed News5 his cousin was out transporting patients to dialysis appointments and would not return until 6 p.m.

We did some digging and found Adegbite's official State of Ohio business certificate, confirming he is, in fact, the owner of DSquare Transportation Limited. Details of a new audit released Thursday reveal DSquare Transpiration Limited had 1,217 errors among more than 2,586 services provided from January 1, 2012, through December 31, 2014. 

Those errors resulted in overpayments of more than $300,000. Auditors also discovered one of the drivers working for the company did not have first aid certification for the first 31 months of the examination period. The audit found another driver had lapses in both first aid and CPR certification.

According to an audit document from Dave Yost's office, DSquare Transportation Limited owes the Ohio Department of Medicaid more than $316,908 including interest.

News 5 reached out to Adegbite by phone. The first attempt was met by voicemail. He later returned our call and said DeBose Law Firm is handling his case. We spoke with the law firm, and it told News 5 it plans to refute the allegations.