Women sentenced in home care double dipping case


A woman and her daughter were convicted in on charges of Falsifying Business Records and misdemeanor Theft by False Pretense in a double-dipping case on home care compensation.

The Delaware MedicaidFraud Control Unit Deputy Attorney General Lisa Barchi secured the pleas from Anna Barnes, 54, and Ann Margaret Johnson, 37, both of Morrisville, PA.

For about a year beginning October 2016, Johnson was registered as a Personal Care Attendant with Easter Seals of Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore, allowing her to be paid to care for her mother, Barnes.

In 2017, Barnes moved and became a permanent resident of Pennsylvania, and began receiving Pennsylvania Medicaid, but continued signing and submitting timesheets for care to Easter Seals in Delaware.

Both women received a sentence of 6 months of probation and were ordered to make restitution to Easter Seals. Barnes, who pled no contest, must repay $1,500 and Johnson, who pled guilty, must repay $516.

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