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Personal Care Assistant Convicted For Submitting False Timesheets

CONTACT: Edward A. Baker, Assistant Attorney General, (802) 828-5521

July 1, 2014

Brooke Scott, age 25, of South Hero, Vermont, was convicted on June 26, 2014, in the Windsor Criminal Division of the Vermont Superior Court, of six misdemeanor counts of False Pretenses. The convictions stemmed from Mr. Scott’s submission of false timesheets in order to obtain payment for services that were not provided to a child with special needs enrolled in the Children’s Personal Care program, a Vermont Medicaid program. Mr. Scott signed and submitted the timesheets in his capacity as the child’s caregiver, and shared in the Medicaid payments obtained. The child was in daycare during the time that Mr. Scott billed for personal care services.

Mr. Scott was sentenced to three to six years in jail, all suspended, and placed on two years of probation subject to certain conditions, including 100 hours of community service. Mr. Scott was also ordered to pay $5,941 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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