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Fri June 13, 2014
Caregiving Service Owner Pleads Guilty In Medicaid Fraud Case
A former owner of an in-home caregiving service which operated in Lexington has pleaded guilty to scheming to defraud the state Medicaid system.
Attorney General Jack Conway’s office announced Friday that Sheryl Bruner, operator of Support Source, Inc., entered the plea in Fayette Circuit Court.
The business advertised in-home care to disabled patients using Medicaid-funded waiver services, but the funding was suspended following a 2011 investigation by the Office of the Inspector General.
In her plea, Bruner admits to submitting forged documents to Medicaid and billing for services to patients that were not properly qualified. She waived her right to a grand jury indictment and agreed to an 18-month prison sentence and $550,000 in restitution payments. She will also forfeit over $223,000 in cash that was seized by Medicaid Fraud Unit investigators last December.