A Norwalk woman whose husband was arrested on federal health care fraud charges in May was arrested today and charged with defrauding HUSKY, the state’s taxpayer-funded subsidized health insurance plan for working families.
DEBORAH A. BRADLEY, age 53, of 9 Fair Street, Norwalk, was charged with one count of Larceny in the First Degree By Defrauding A Public Community, a class B felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison, and one count of Insurance Fraud, a class D felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison.
According to the arrest warrant affidavit, the arrest stems from a federal investigation earlier this year which disclosed that Ms. Bradley’s husband Alan, a certified drug and alcohol counselor, had defrauded the Medicaid program by billing for services that were never rendered. He was arrested in Florida on May 17, 2012.
Subsequent investigation by Inspectors in the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney disclosed that in 2010 Ms. Bradley improperly obtained HUSKY insurance coverage for herself and her husband by falsely stating their assets and income on an application submitted to the State of Connecticut Department of Social Services, according to the warrant.
HUSKY is a taxpayer-financed program funded through the Medicaid system that provides health care insurance to working families who meet income guidelines.
Ms. Bradley was released on a $100,000 non-surety bond and is scheduled to appear in Hartford Superior Court, G.A. No. 14, on December 19, 2012.
The charges against Ms. Bradley are merely accusations, and she is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
The investigation is ongoing.
The case will be prosecuted by the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit in the Chief State’s Attorney’s Office. The Unit is grateful for the assistance it received in this investigation from the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut, the Office of Investigations at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General and the Connecticut Department of Social Services.