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Vt. caregiver sentenced for falsifying timesheets

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WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) - A home-health care worker has pleaded guilty to falsifying timesheets to get payment for services that weren't provided under a Vermont Medicaid program.

Candice Swan of Middlebury was sentenced Tuesday in Windsor Superior Court to 2.5-6 years in jail, all suspended, and placed on probation with conditions including that she not work as a care provider or serve as the employer-of-record under any Medicaid waiver program for five years. She also was ordered to pay over $6,000 in restitution to Vermont Medicaid.

The investigation and prosecution was handled by the Medicaid Fraud and Residential Abuse Unit within the Vermont Attorney General's Office, with assistance from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General, and from the Social Security Administration.

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