A Plainville man was arrested today and charged with billing the state for care he never provided to a disabled woman who allegedly concocted the overbilling scheme but then failed to deliver on his promised share of the illegal proceeds.
The alleged scheme unraveled when BRIAN BORRY, age 43, of Dwight Street, Plainville, complained to police that the woman for whom he served as a personal care assistant did not pay him his promised share of the proceeds from billing the state for hours he did not work.
Borry was arrested today by Inspectors from the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit in the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney and charged with one count each of Larceny in the First Degree By Defrauding A Public Community, Conspiracy to Commit Larceny in the First Degree and Insurance Fraud.
According to the arrest warrant affidavit, between January and December 2010, Borry and the woman submitted 27 fraudulent billings, claiming he had worked between 48 and 52 hours bi-weekly, when, in fact, he had worked less than half that amount of time. Over the course of a year, Borry was paid $15,065 for about $6,600 worth of work, the warrant alleges.
The woman deposited the checks and paid Borry, who went to Plainville police to complain that he did not receive his expected share of the proceeds from the fraudulent billings although he would be subjected to taxes on the money, the warrant states.
The Medicaid-funded Personal Care Assistance program provides funds to allow disabled adults to hire assistants to provide daily care, thus enabling the individual to remain at home instead of being placed in a health care facility.
Borry was released on a $10,000 non-surety bond and is scheduled to appear in Hartford Superior Court, G.A. No. 14, on August 7, 2013. The charges are merely accusations and Borry is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
Larceny in the First Degree By Defrauding a Public Community and Conspiracy to Commit Larceny in the First Degree are class B felonies punishable by up to 20 years in prison. Insurance Fraud is a class D felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison.
The investigation is continuing and additional arrests are expected. The case will prosecuted by the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. The Unit is grateful for the assistance it received in this investigation from the Plainville Police Department.