Terryville Woman Charged in Scheme to Defraud Medicaid
A Terryville woman was arrested today and charged with forging time sheets and billing the Medicaid program for services that were not provided to two disabled consumer-clients.
DANIELLE AYLES, age 51, of Main Street, Terryville, was arrested by Inspectors from the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) in the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney and charged with two counts each of Larceny in the Second Degree By Defrauding A Public Community, Health Insurance Fraud, and Identity Theft in the Second Degree and Forgery in the Third Degree.
According to the arrest warrant affidavit, Ayles was an enrolled provider in the Personal Care Assistance (PCA) program, a federal and state funded Medicaid program that allows eligible participants to hire others to assist with their daily care.
The warrant alleges Ayles collected $3,036 in fraudulent payments by changing time sheets after they had been approved by the clients or for billing for services she claimed to have provided when the clients were actually in the hospital or a nursing home.
Ayles was released on a $1,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Hartford Superior Court, G.A. No. 14, on December 20, 2019. The charges are merely accusations and she is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
Larceny in the First Degree By Defrauding A Public Community is a class B felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison. Second Degree Identity Theft is a class C felony, punishable by up to 10 years in prison. Health Insurance Fraud is an unclassified felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison. Third Degree Forgery is a class B misdemeanor, punishable by up to 6 months in prison.
The case will be prosecuted by the MFCU. The investigation is continuing and at least one additional arrest is expected.
The MFCU is grateful for the assistance it received in this investigation from the state Department of Social Services Office of Quality Assurance and the New Britain Police Department.