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Caregiver Convicted For Falsely Obtaining Money From The Vermont Medicaid Program

CONTACT: Ed Baker, Assistant Attorney General, (802) 828-5511

March 27, 2013

Attorney General William H. Sorrell announced today that Michelle Forcier, age 42, of Colchester, Vermont, was convicted on March 26, 2013 in Vermont Superior Court for Windsor County of five misdemeanor counts of False Pretenses. The convictions stemmed from Ms. Forcier’s submission of falsified timesheets in order to obtain payment for services that were not provided while she was employed as a personal caregiver under a Vermont Medicaid program.

Ms. Forcier was sentenced to two to five years in jail, all suspended, and placed on probation for two-and-a-half years subject to standard conditions and a special condition that she not work as a home-based care provider or serve as the employer-of-record under any Medicaid waiver program for a period of five years. Ms. Forcier was also ordered to pay $1,369.50 in restitution to Vermont Medicaid.

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