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Personal Care Assistant Convicted For Submitting False Timesheets

CONTACT: Edward A. Baker, Assistant Attorney General, (802) 828-5511

April 23, 2014

Denise Wildasin, age 25, of Malone, New York, was convicted on April 22, 2014, in Vermont District Court for Windsor County, of six misdemeanor counts of False Pretenses. The convictions stemmed from Ms. Wildasin’s submission of false timesheets in order to obtain payment for services that were not provided to a child enrolled in the Children’s Personal Care program, a Vermont Medicaid program. Ms. Wildasin signed and submitted the timesheets in her capacity as the employer-of-record of the caregiver, who was separately charged, and shared in the Medicaid payments obtained.

Ms. Wildasin was sentenced to three to six years in jail, all suspended, and placed on two years of probation subject to certain conditions, including 80 hours of community service and a prohibition that she not work as a home-based care provider or employer-of-record under a Medicaid waiver program. Ms. Wildasin was also ordered to pay $6,704 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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