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Two TX nursing home workers charged with Medicaid fraud

Two former nursing home professionals face up to 10 years in prison for Medicaid fraud. One is charged with taking more than $72,000 in residential trust funds, including forging corporate payroll checks of former employees, writing trust fund checks to her daughter, and manipulating the facility’s petty cash by taking the money and replenishing it with residents’ trust fund balances. The other is charged with fraudulent possession of a controlled substance through diverting numerous physician-prescribed pain medications from patients in need.

It is a disgrace that two nursing home professionals were trusted with the lives and finances of innocent elderly people and abused it in this manner. It is sad to even consider the nursing home abuse and neglect suffered by the residents during the corrupt acts of these two former nursing home professionals.

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