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Colebrook Woman Pleads Guilty to Charges of Larceny and Health Insurance Fraud


(Rocky Hill, CT) - A Colebrook woman has been sentenced to nine months in prison for submitting false Medicaid billings following an investigation by the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit at the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney.

Jennifer Lefebre-McGevna, 46, pleaded guilty in Hartford Superior Court on January 10, 2023 to one count each of Larceny in the First Degree by Defrauding a Public Community in violation of Connecticut General Statutes § 53a-122 (a)(4) and Health Insurance Fraud in violation of Connecticut General Statutes § 53-442

Lefebre-McGevna was enrolled as a provider in the Connecticut Medicaid Program. She was also the owner of Healing the Child from Within, LLC, enrolled in the Connecticut Medicaid Assistance Program as private practice performing psychotherapy services. Court records show that from April 2017 through December 2020, Lefebre-McGevna submitted claims for services of counseling to the Medicaid program when no services were rendered. The over 1000 claims submitted for unperformed services totaled $118,028.96. Lefebre-McGevna also utilized unlicensed persons to perform services and submitted billings as if she performed qualified services, billings totaling $24,961.66.  Lefebre-McGevna, as well, submitted billings for canceled and missed appointments, totaling $5112.19.  The overall scheme of defrauding netted her $148,102.80.

Lefebre-McGevna received a prison sentence of five years, execution suspended after she serves nine months, followed by five years’ probation.  After paying $30,000 upon sentencing, she was ordered to pay the remaining restitution during her probationary period.  She was also ordered to not act as a provider in the Medicaid program.

Anyone with knowledge of suspected fraud or abuse in the public healthcare system is asked to contact the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit at the Chief State’s Attorney’s Office at (860) 258-5986.