Yvette Harris, a 50-year old nurse from Milwaukee, billed the Medicaid program for 136 days worth of in-home care provided between June 2010 and April 2011. The only problem was Harris was not hired to provide the care.
The case began when Harris was interviewed by the mother of a young girl. The girl requires a ventilator to breath, in addition to several other health issues that must be addressed. The mother opted to hire a different nurse to provide care to her daughter.
That didn't stop Harris from cashing in to the tune of over $32,000.
Harris's sentencing hearing is scheduled for May 16. She could be fined up to $35,000 and faces up to six years in prison following her conviction for felony theft and fraud of the Medicaid program.
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