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Caregiver Charged With Medicaid Fraud

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

November 20, 2012

Attorney General William H. Sorrell announced today that Michelle Forcier, age 42, of Colchester, Vermont, was arraigned on November 20, 2012, in Vermont Superior Court for Windsor County on seventeen counts of Medicaid Fraud. The court imposed conditions of release governing Ms. Forcier’s conduct while the case is pending.

According to papers filed in court, Ms. Forcier is accused of submitting claims for payments in excess of $1,300 for care under the Vermont Developmental Services Medicaid waiver program that was not provided. Ms. Forcier 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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