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Health Care Fraud SectionMedicaid Fraud Control Unit150 E. Gay St., 17th FloorColumbus, OH 43215
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When an elderly resident of a Cuyahoga County nursing facility called a nurse aide names andused profanity, the aide struck the woman repeat-edly in the head and face. An Ohio Medicaid FraudControl Unit investigation resulted in criminal
charges, and the aide subsequently ed the state.
Following her extradition, the aide was convictedof felony patient abuse and misdemeanor aggra- vated menacing. She was sentenced to six monthsin prison and three years of community control. A Medicaid Fraud Control Unit investigationrevealed that the business manager of anUrbana nursing facility misappropriated severalchecks residents wrote for services and embez-zled other residents’ Social Security payments.She pleaded guilty to a felony charge of aggra- vated theft and was sentenced to two years inprison and ordered to make restitution of morethan $102,000. When cash and gift cards belonging to residents of a Washington County nursing home were reportedmissing, the Ohio Medicaid Fraud Control Unit wasasked to investigate. The investigation determineda nurse aide was responsible, and criminal charg-
es were led. The aide was convicted of felony theft. He was sentenced to 60 days in jail and ve
years of community control and was ordered tomake full restitution to the victims.