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Caregiver Convicted For Falsely Obtaining Money From The Vermont Medicaid Program

CONTACT: Paul Barkus, Assistant Attorney General, (802) 828-5511

December 3, 2013

A home-health care worker, Candice Swan, of Middlebury, Vermont, pled guilty yesterday, in Windsor Superior Court, to six misdemeanor counts of False Pretenses. According to court documents, Ms. Swan falsified timesheets in order to obtain payment for services that were not provided under a Vermont Medicaid program.

Ms. Swan was sentenced to two-and-one-half to six years, all suspended, and placed on probation with conditions including that she not work as a care provider or serve as the employer-of-record under any Medicaid waiver program for a period of five years. Ms. Swan was also ordered to pay $6,206 in restitution to Vermont Medicaid.

The investigation and prosecution of this matter was handled 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, and from the Social Security Administration.

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