DANVILLE — An elderly father was placed in a special program to expunge a charge of Medicaid fraud while his son will spend at least two months in jail.
Montour County Judge Gary Norton allowed David L. Albertson, 75, of 24 Montour St., to participate in the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition Program for one year where successful participation will result in the elimination of charges.
The judge also told him to do 20 hours of community service for the third-degree felony theft charge of Medicaid fraud.
Norton sentenced Norton’s son, Randy Albertson, 47, of the same address, to two months to 18 months in jail, as of Monday, Oct. 6. He also fined him $1,000 for the third-degree felony of Medicaid fraud.
The father and son were ordered to pay $1,487 to the state Department of Public Welfare in the case prosecuted by the state attorney general’s office. Norton ordered the younger Albertson to do 20 hours of community service and approved him for work release.
For theft by deception, Randy Albertson was fined $300 and placed on a concurrent term of one year’s probation and ordered to do 20 hours of community service.