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Winooski woman charged with Medicaid fraud

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BURLINGTON, Vt. -

A Winooski woman faces a slew of Medicaid fraud charges after authorities say she bilked the state of $4,500.

Michelle Pearce, 35, was arraigned Tuesday on four counts of felony fraud.

Prosecutors say she was employed as a caregiver for a special needs child and billed the state Medicaid program for more than 460 hours of care she did not provide.

Pearce was released on conditions while her case is pending.

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