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Former Caregiving Service Provider Charged With Medicaid Fraud

CONTACT: Earl F. Fechter, Assistant Attorney General, (802) 241-4440

July 15, 2009 - A former caregiving service provider has been charged with Medicaid Fraud. Attorney General William H. Sorrell announced today that James Rushford, age 43, of Williamstown, Vermont, was arraigned on July 14, 2009, in Vermont District Court for Windsor County on one count of Medicaid Fraud, a felony. Mr. Rushford was released on several standard conditions.

According to papers filed in Court, Mr. Rushford allegedly knowingly invoiced ARIS Solutions, the agency that processes timesheets for Vermont Medicaid waiver services, for services he failed to provide to a disabled child, resulting in his receipt of $9,169.55 from the Vermont Medicaid Program.

Mr. Rushford pleaded not guilty to the charge. If convicted, he faces potential penalties of up to ten years imprisonment, or a fine of up to $18,339.10, or both.

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