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Personal Care Assistant Convicted For Submitting False Timesheets

CONTACT: Steven J. Monde, Assistant Attorney General, (802) 828-5511

April 23, 2014

Tasha Gaudette, age 27, of Richford,Vermont, was convicted on April 22, 2014, in Vermont District Court for Windsor County, of two misdemeanor counts of False Pretenses. The convictions stemmed from Ms. Gaudette’s submission of false timesheets in order to obtain payment for services that were not provided to a child while she was employed as a home-based health care worker under the Children’s Personal Care program, a Vermont Medicaid program.

Ms. Gaudette was sentenced to one to two years in jail, all suspended, and placed on two years of probation subject to certain conditions, including 40 hours of community service and a prohibition that she not work as a home-based care provider under a Medicaid waiver program. Ms. Gaudette was also ordered to pay $4,170 in restitution to the Vermont Medicaid program.

The case was investigated and prosecuted 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.

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