North Haven woman took $145,705 in Medicaid scheme, officials say

NORTH HAVEN, CT (WFSB) – A woman from North Haven stole more than $145,705 by submitting fake Medicaid claims, according to state criminal justice officials.

Evgjeni Baca, 41, was arrested by inspectors from the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit in the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney. She was charged with a count of health insurance fraud and a count of first-degree larceny by defrauding a public community.

According to an arrest warrant affidavit, between Feb. 2019 and Feb. 2021, Baca was the owner of Lean on Us Homecare, LLC.

Lean on Us was licensed to provide homemaker, companion, and personal care assistant services under a Connecticut Home Care Program. Officials noted that to become eligible to receive services for the program, applicants must be 65 years of age or older and at risk of nursing home placement. The program helps eligible clients continue living at home instead of being placed in a nursing home.

Source: North Haven woman took $145,705 in Medicaid scheme, officials say / Eyewitness News

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