AG: Webster woman used names of deceased to defraud Medicaid of $470K
WESBTER, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- The owner of a Webster medical transportation company is facing charges amid allegations that she received nearly half a million dollars in taxpayer money by billing the state's Medicaid program for services under the names of dead people.
Cynthia J. Keegan, 50, of Webster, entered a not guilty plea in Worcester Superior Court Tuesday on charges that include larceny over $250 and Medicaid false claims.
Keegan, owner Keegan Enterprises, LLC., is accused of falsely billing MassHealth for 47 deceased individuals she claimed were transported by her company, Cross Roads Trolley. Investigators also allege the 50-year-old used the names of nearly a dozen residents at two nursing homes who never received rides on the claimed dates of transportation to submit more than 8,000 fraudulent claims over a five-year period.
Keegan is accused of receiving more than $470,000 from the claims. The 50-year-old is due back in court Nov. 21 for a pretrail conference.