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Attorney General Conway Announces Indictment & Arrest of Former Director of Caretaker Service

Monday, 03 24, 2014

Daniel Kemp
Deputy Communications Director
502-696-5659 (office)

Attorney General Jack Conway and his Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control Unit today announced that a former director of a Kentucky caretaker service has been indicted on charges involving forgery and fraud.

 

On March 4, a Fayette County grand jury charged Cheron L. Miller, 35, with four counts of second-degree forgery and one count of defrauding the Kentucky Medicaid program, which are class D felonies.  Miller was arrested today by an investigator with Attorney General Conway’s Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control Unit and the Lexington Police Dept.

 

Miller is the former executive director of Support Source, Inc., a company that provided caretaking services to disabled individuals.  While employed at Support Source, Miller allegedly obtained a false diploma and falsified her credentials on numerous waiver services forms.  Those forms were then submitted to the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services. 

 

Miller will be arraigned in Fayette Circuit Court.  If convicted, she faces up to 25 years in prison and a felony fine.

 

This case was investigated by General Conway’s Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control Unit and the Cabinet for Health and Family Services’ Office of the Inspector General.  It will be prosecuted by the Office of the Attorney General in Fayette Circuit Court.

 

A charge is merely an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

 

Medicaid Recoveries

Since Attorney General Conway took office in January 2008, his Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control has recovered or been awarded more than $260 million dollars for the state and federal Medicaid programs. These cases range from lawsuits and settlements against pharmaceutical companies to cases against individual providers.

 

In 2013, General Conway’s Medicaid Fraud Unit was named one of the most aggressive in the country by the nonprofit watchdog group Public Citizen.

 

The Attorney General’s tip line for reporting allegations of Medicaid fraud is 1-877-228-7384.

 

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