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St. Albans Woman Convicted For Falsely Obtaining Monies From The Vermont Medicaid Program

CONTACT: Paul Barkus, Assistant Attorney General, (802) 828-5511

Ashley Martin of St. Albans, Vermont, was convicted on April 17, 2014, in Vermont District Court for Windsor County, of five misdemeanor counts of False Pretenses. The convictions stemmed from Ms. Martin having forged signatures on timesheets she submitted for respite care not actually provided to a vulnerable adult enrolled in Vermont’s Developmental Disability Services program.

Ms. Martin was sentenced to one to three years in jail, all suspended, and placed on three years of probation subject to standard conditions and special conditions, including 60 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. Martin was also ordered to pay $11,000 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.

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