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September 24, 2012

Attorney General Koster obtains indictment in Medicaid fraud case -- St. Louis woman faces 4 felony counts--

Jefferson City, Mo. — Attorney General Chris Koster said today that a St. Louis City Grand Jury has indicted Ruth Ann Fair, 58, a personal care services attendant in St. Louis, on four felony counts of Medicaid fraud.

According to Koster, Fair is accused of presenting false timesheets to her employer, Paraquad In-Home Services, Inc., a St. Louis Medicaid provider. She wrote on the submitted timesheets that she provided in-home, personal care services to a Medicaid recipient when in fact she did not provide those services. Based on those timesheets, Medicaid was improperly billed for more than $6,500.

Fair has been charged with four class C felonies, punishable by up to 7 years for each violation, plus penalties and restitution.

As in all criminal cases, the charges against the defendant are allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty in a court of law.

Koster said citizens should report suspected Medicaid provider fraud or abuse and neglect to his Medicaid Fraud Hotline toll free at 800-286-3932, e-mail the complaint to attorney.general@ago.mo.gov or complete a complaint form at the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud website.



 
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