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Caregiver Convicted For Falsely Obtaining Monies From The Vermont Medicaid Program

CONTACT: Steven J. Monde, Assistant Attorney General, (802) 828-5518

May 16, 2012

Attorney General William H. Sorrell announced today that Tammy Thomas, age 21, of Granville, New York, was convicted on May 15, 2012, in Vermont District Court for Windsor County, of four misdemeanor counts of False Pretenses. The convictions stemmed from Ms. Thomas’ 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. Thomas was sentenced to two to four years in jail, all suspended, and placed on two years of probation subject to standard conditions and a special condition that she not work as a home-based care provider under a Medicaid waiver program. Ms. Thomas was also ordered to pay $3,140 in restitution to Vermont Medicaid.

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