Monday, October 19, 2009

Caregiver charged with fraud

A Rutland caregiver has been charged with Medicaid fraud in connection with her work. 53-year-old Deborah Spicer pleaded innocent last week to two felony counts of Medicaid fraud. She was freed on conditions of release. Prosecutors say Spicer was charged after state investigators reviewed timesheets that Spicer submitted between May 2007 and June 2008. During that time period, Spicer allegedly charged nearly seven-thousand dollars for services she failed to provide. The person Spicer was caring for and the type of care involved were not released. If convicted, Spicer faces up to 20 years in jail and over thirteen-thousand-dollars in fines.