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Caregiver Convicted For Falsely Obtaining Monies From Medicaid Program

CONTACT: Ultan Doyle, Assistant Attorney General, (802) 828-5512

July 12, 2011

Attorney General William H. Sorrell announced today that Danny Francis, age 48, of Colchester, Vermont, was convicted on July 12, 2011, in Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division, Windsor County, of five misdemeanor counts of False Pretences. The convictions stemmed from Mr. Francis’s submission of falsified timesheets in order to obtain payment for services that were not rendered, while he was employed as a personal caregiver under a Vermont Medicaid Program.

Judge M. Patricia Zimmerman sentenced Mr. Francis to 55 to 60 months in jail, all suspended, and placed him on two years of probation, subject to standard conditions and a special condition that he not work as a home-based provider under a Medicare Waiver program. The judge also ordered him to pay $2,960.00 in restitution to the Vermont Medicaid Program.

The Office of the Inspector General and the Vermont Attorney General’s Office Medicaid Fraud Unit conducted the investigation of this case.

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