Court sentences Peoria woman to 15 months in federal prison in medical fraud case

Court sentences Peoria woman to 15 months in federal prison in medical fraud case

Sue Myerscough, a US District Judge, has ordered Erica Miller, a 37-year-old Peoria woman, to serve 15 months in federal prison. Miller will also pay restitution of $101906, according to the court order. She was presented in the court for the sentencing hearing on November 22, 2019. The officials took her under their custody immediately after the sentencing hearing.

Miller pleaded guilty in the court on July 11, 2018. She admitted that she was involved in one count of health care fraud. Miller was paid under the Illinois Home Services Assistance program from July 11, 2010, to November 5, 2015. The federal Medicaid program provides partial funds for the program. Miller was responsible for personally assisting a person with a disability.

Miller failed to perform her services and she submitted the wrong timesheets. She was paid for performing some daily activities at a person’s home. According to the court documents, Miller could not perform her duties and she allegedly filed the wrong timesheets. She was involved in health care fraud.

According to the court documents, she submitted fraudulent timesheets while she was serving imprisonment in the Illinois Department of Corrections. She also submitted the wrong timesheets when she was on parole following her release. The Illinois Home Services Assistance Program suffered from a loss of $101960 during the whole fraud, according to the documents.

Gregory K. Harris, an assistant US attorney, performed the role of a prosecutor in the case. The case was investigated by the following authorities: –

  1. The Office of Inspector General
  2. Health and Human Services
  3. Federal Bureau of Investigation
  4. The Illinois State Police Medicaid Fraud Control Unit

Miller is sentenced to 15 months in federal prison and restitution of $101960 for being involved in medical fraud. She has been detained by the officials immediately after the sentencing hearing on November 22, 2019.

Staff writer for the Chicago Morning Star

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