HARRISBURG, Pa. — A Harrisburg woman and her Lancaster brother-in-law have been charged with four felony counts of Medicaid fraud and one felony count of theft by deception after allegedly submitting fraudulent timesheets to Medical Assistance for more than $95,000.
Zhanna Sainz, 57, and Mikhail Bagdasarian, 72, had been submitting these timesheets for 24-hour attendant care services for Sainz’s mother, but the Office of the Attorney General discovered that this woman was in fact, not being properly cared for despite being a fall risk.
Of the 223 days of surveillance, neither Bagdasarian nor Sainz were at the home for six or more hours per day for 110 of those days. Bagdasarian was not even at her home for 200 of these days. It is thought that this could have began as early as 2016.