Charleston caretaker charged with Medicaid fraud, forgery

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — A Charleston woman was booked into the Richland County detention center Friday on charges of Medicaid fraud and forgery after state officials say she initiated and received false claims from the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ Medicaid Program.

According to the Attorney General’s Office, while working as a respite care worker, 42-year-old Faith Skelton allegedly forged signatures on fraudulent time sheets and submitted them for services that were never provided to a South Carolina Medicaid beneficiary in Charleston County.

Those convicted of Forgery less than $10,000 may receive up to five years in prison and could also be fined. A conviction for Medical Assistance Provider Fraud is punishable by up to three years in prison and a fine of not more than $1,000.

Source: Charleston caretaker charged with Medicaid fraud, forgery / abc 4 News

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