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Baltimore County woman sentenced for Medicaid fraud

Posted: 6:35 PM, Sep 10, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-11 10:49:38-04
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BALTIMORE — A Anne Arundel County Circuit Court judge sentenced a Baltimore County woman to a three year suspended prison sentence and five years probation for medicaid fraud.

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh announced 55-year-old Shelia Vines was convicted of the felony crime based on false claims that she provided care for a minor with autism and developmental disabilities.

According to court documents, Vines worked as an in-home personal care provider at Abel Health Care, Inc. in Towson for Medicaid recipients.

On over 215 occasions, from October 2015 to October 2017, Vines fraudulently filed claims with Medicaid that she was providing care for her assigned client on behalf of Abel when in reality she was actually working at another job in Baltimore City.

Vines was also ordered to pay over $18,900.00 in restitution to Medicaid.