Pair Charged In Medicaid Fraud Scheme
A Norfolk woman is accused of falsifying time sheets for a respite worker caring for her son in exchange for groceries.
Both, authorities say, face felony charges.
According to court documents, 24 year old Tiffany Kerr allegedly received more than $9,500 from Medicaid for hours she claimed to work while caring for the son of 39 year old Keri Trombley of Norfolk.
Trombley allegedly provided 20 falsified time sheets to United Cerebral Palsy Association of the North Country for hours of respite work Kerr did not do.
Investigators say Kerr, in return, bought about $150 worth of groceries for Trombley over a three-month period.
Trombley also allegedly received about $100 in groceries every week from December 2011 until April 2012.
Kerr and Trombley were each charged by the state attorney general's office with a felony count of third degree grand larceny.
The over payments were found during an internal UCP audit.
Kerr and Trombley were arraigned before Canton Village Justice Christopher Curley and released to reappear in court on May 22.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, Watertown, NY
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