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Brandon Man Convicted For Falsely Obtaining Monies From The Vermont Medicaid Program

CONTACT: Steven J. Monde, Assistant Attorney General, (802) 828-5518

March 26, 2014

Richard Weldon of Brandon, Vermont, was convicted on March 25, 2014, in Vermont Superior Court, Windsor Criminal Division, of five misdemeanor counts of False Pretenses. The convictions stemmed from Mr. Weldon’s submission of falsified timesheets in order to obtain payment for services that were not provided while he was an employer-of-record for a home-based health care worker under the Developmental Disability Services program, a Vermont Medicaid program.

Mr. Weldon was sentenced to two-and-a-half to five years in jail, all suspended, and placed on two years of probation subject to standard conditions and special conditions, including 60 hours of community service and a prohibition that he not work as a home-based care provider under a Medicaid waiver program. Mr. Weldon was also ordered to pay $9,620 in restitution to Vermont Medicaid.

The case was investigated and prosecuted by the Medicaid Fraud and Residential Abuse Unit within the Vermont Attorney General’s Office with assistance from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General.

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