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Caregiver Charged With Medicaid Fraud

CONTACT: Edward A. Baker, Assistant Attorney General, (802) 828-5511

May 29, 2012

Attorney General William H. Sorrell announced today that Beverly Whittemore, age 48, of Rutland, Vermont, was arraigned on May 29, 2012, in Vermont Superior Court for Windsor County on 12 felony counts of Medicaid Fraud. The court imposed conditions of release governing Ms. Whittemore’s conduct while the case is pending.

According to papers filed in court, Ms. Whittemore is accused of submitting claims for payments in excess of $6,600 for providing care under Vermont’s Medicaid program when, in fact, she provided no such care. Court papers also state that Ms. Whittemore allegedly caused another person’s signature to be signed on these claims, thereby falsely authorizing payment to herself. Ms. Whittemore pleaded not guilty to the charges. The Medicaid Fraud charges carry a maximum penalty of up to ten years imprisonment, and/or fines equal to twice the amount of payments wrongfully obtained.

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