The woman was arrested and charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, a felony that carries a possible prison sentence of more than one year, and fifth-degree health care fraud, a misdemeanor.
A government press release said the woman was arrested after she moved back to New York State recently. She is accused of receiving Medicaid benefits from New York State for three months when she lived in Massachusetts.
This case should be watched carefully because of the relatively short time she spent outside New York State. New York courts have held that individuals and their families do not automatically lose their New York residence status for Medicaid eligibility purposes merely by leaving the state, even if they remain outside the state for a substantial period of time.
If you are under investigation for Medicaid fraud or have been charged with a crime, then you should consult with an experienced Medicaid fraud attorney immediately to protect yourself.
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