CSAO: Non-Existent Job Allegedly Nets $9,000 Medicaid Fraud

Non-Existent Job Allegedly Nets $9,000 Medicaid Fraud

A West Hartford man was arrested today and charged with concocting a scheme that netted him more than $9,000 in wages supposedly paid to a Norwich woman for a non-existent job she knew nothing about.

TROY D. WILLIAMS, age 40, of 186 South Highland Street, West Hartford, was arrested 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, Forgery in the Second Degree and Insurance Fraud.

According to the arrest warrant affidavit, Williams used the name and other  information of a Norwich woman to pretend to obtain employment for the woman by the Personal Care Assistance program.

On 27 occasions between October 2012 and November 2013, Williams signed and submitted false time cards and was paid $9,678 claiming the woman had worked as a personal care assistant when, in fact, no such work had been performed, the warrant states. The alleged scheme unraveled when the woman filed a complaint after she was denied state benefits because she was supposedly working as a Personal Care Assistant, the warrant states.

Funded by the government-financed Medicaid program, the 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.

Williams was released on a $10,000 non-surety bond and is scheduled to appear in Hartford Superior Court, G.A. No. 14, on June 25, 2014. The charges are merely accusations and he is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Larceny in the First Degree by Defrauding A Public Community is a class B felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison. Forgery in the Second Degree and Insurance Fraud are class D felonies each punishable by up to 5 years in prison.

The case will be prosecuted by the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. The Unit is grateful for the assistance it received in this investigation from the Norwich Police Department.

Content Last Modified on 6/12/2014 2:35:17 PM