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Madison Woman Convicted of Theft

 

Shantavia Dean has been convicted of billing Wisconsin Medicaid for fictitious services.

 

MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced today that a Madison woman has been convicted of billing Wisconsin Medicaid for fictitious services.

 

According to the Department of Justice's criminal complaint, Shantavia Dean, 19, of 821 Royster Avenue in Madison, was employed by Community Living Alliance as a Personal Care Worker assigned to provide in-home health and daily cares for a local Medicaid recipient. On July 25, 2011, Dean went to the client's home and received training on the cares the client would need with the understanding that she would continue making daily visits to provide cares and services beginning the following day. Community Living Alliance spoke with the client about a month later to see how Dean was working out as a care provider and discovered that Dean had not returned to the client's home after that initial training session.

 

Between July 30 and August 20, 2011, on four separate occasions, Dean submitted timesheets for payment showing days and hours she had allegedly worked. Dean was paid $1,266.45 based on the false timesheets.

 

Yesterday, Dean entered a plea of guilty to one count of misdemeanor theft. At sentencing, the Honorable William E. Hanrahan ordered that sentencing be withheld, that Dean be placed on probation for a period of one year and make full restitution to the Community Living Alliance in the amount of $1,266.45.

 

The case was prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey M. Gabrysiak and was investigated by the Wisconsin Department of Justice Medicaid Fraud and Elder Abuse Unit.