Sleepy Eye woman involved in Medicaid scheme 27 Feb 17

A 30-year-old Sleepy Eye woman is facing charges for theft of public funds by false representation by submitting claims for personal care assistant services that she did not provide. As a result of Denise Marie Smith’s fraudulent claims, she received over $1700 dollars that she wasn’t entitled too. According to the criminal complaint, from April 2012 to September 2014, Smith submitted PCA timesheets for over 80 dats and 176 hours of service she could not have provided due to her schooling at Rasmussen College in Mankato and her employment at Golden Home Care Plus in New Ulm and Divine Providence Living Community in Sleepy Eye. Smith was investigated by the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office who was tipped off by officials from Golden Home Care Plus in New Ulm.