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Caregiver and his employer charged with Medicaid fraud

first_imgA joint investigation by the Vermont Attorney General’s Office and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General, has resulted in a caregiver and his employer being charged with billing Vermont Medicaid for services that were never provided. Attorney General William H. Sorrell announced today that Donald Crawford, age 48, of Bellows Falls, Vermont, and Jessica Kingsbury, 33, were each arraigned on September 28, 2010, in Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division, Windsor County, on one felony count of Medicaid Fraud.According to papers filed in court, Mr. Crawford is accused of invoicing ARIS Solutions, the agency that processes timesheets for Vermont Medicaid waiver services, for services that were not provided, resulting in payment to him in an amount of $14,769.04 from the Vermont Medicaid Program. Ms. Kingsbury is accused of aiding and abetting Mr. Crawford in the filing of the fraudulent invoicing. Both parties each face a potential fine of up to $1,000.00 or an amount equal to twice the amount of payments obtained, or up to ten years in prison, or both. The court imposed standard conditions of release that govern the parties’ conduct while their cases are pending.Source: Attorney General, September 29, 2010last_img read more

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NASCAR preps for final July 4th weekend race at Daytona International Speedway

first_imgSaturday’s NASCAR race at Daytona International Speedway will be one to remember as it marks the end of an era.The race was first held July 4th weekend in 1959 and has since become a tradition.In late March, DIS President Chip Wile announced that beginning in 2020, the Coke Zero Sugar 400 NASCAR Cup Series race shift from its July 4th weekend date to Saturday night, Aug. 29 and would serve as the final race of the NASCAR regular season.According to reports, the decision came in efforts to increase attendance and combat blazing Florida temperatures.Defending champion Erik Jones says he’s sad to see the tradition end.last_img read more