4 Convicted In Vermont Medicaid Fraud Case That Cost $100K

Aug 19, 2016

The Vermont Attorney General's office says four women have been convicted for their roles in a Medicaid fraud case that cost the state Medicaid program more than $100,000 over a five-year period.

Prosecutors say that Karen Tucker of Swanton was the employer of record in the case in which false time sheets were submitted under the Children's Personal Care Program, a Vermont Medicaid program.

The state alleged that the children were not under Tucker's supervision for large portions of the time related to the claims.

Tucker pleaded guilty and was convicted Wednesday of four counts of Medicaid fraud. She will spend a year in jail and pay almost $100,000 in restitution.

The other three women received suspended sentences and fines.

Tucker's attorney did not return a call Friday seeking comment.

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