posted Apr 24, 2012, 10:38 AM by Zack Freeman
Santa Fe Husband & Wife Must Repay Medicaid System 59K...Judge Orders Offenders To Serve Probation
Friday, February 17, 2012
(SANTA FE)---New Mexico Attorney General Gary King's Medicaid Fraud and Elder Abuse Division reports today that Catherine and Joseph Hernandez of Santa Fe have been sentenced to repay the Medicaid system $59,000 and serve probation.
Santa Fe's District Court Judge Michael Vigil instructed Catherine Hernandez to pay back $52,000 to the Medicaid system and serve five years probation. Joseph Hernandez will pay back $7,000 and serve three years probation.
Both were found guilty by a Santa Fe Jury in January of Medicaid Fraud and Falsification of Document charges related to crimes committed between April 2006 and February 2010.
The Medicaid Fraud and Elder Abuse Division of the New Mexico Attorney General's Office is the federally mandated Medicaid Fraud Control Unit for the State. It enforces the Medicaid Fraud Act, and the Resident Abuse and Neglect Act. The Division investigates and prosecutes Medicaid providers who commit fraud and/or resident abuse, neglect and exploitation in long-term care facilities.