Aide Blows Medicaid Fraud Whistle on Self: Officials

He went to policr to complain that he was not given his share of the proceeds, officials said.

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    Brian Borry, 43, of Dwight Street in Plainville, served as a personal care assistant to a disabled woman who allegedly concocted a scheme to bill the state for hours of care he never provided her, according to the Division of Criminal Justice.

    A Plainville man was arrested today on larceny charges after going to police to complain that he was being short-changed on a plan to defraud Medicaid, according to authorities.

    Brian Borry, 43, of Dwight Street in Plainville, served as a personal care assistant to a disabled woman who allegedly concocted a scheme to bill the state for hours of care he never provided her, according to the Division of Criminal Justice.

    The personal care assistance program is intended to help disabled adults hire assistants to provide daily care at home rather than be placed in a health care facility.

    Between January and December 2010, Borry and the woman submitted 27 fraudulent billings that claimed he had worked between 48 and 52 hours bi-weekly, when he had worked less than half that amount of time, according to the warrant.

    He was paid $15,065 for about $6,600 worth of work, according to the warrant, and the woman deposited the checks and paid Borry, according to officials.

    However, Borry did not receive the share he expected of the proceeds from the fraudulent billings, so he went to Plainville police to complain about it and that he would be subject to taxes on the money, the warrant states.

    Inspectors from the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit in the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney arrested Borry on Friday and charged him with larceny in the first degree by defrauding a public community, conspiracy to commit larceny in the first degree and insurance fraud.

    Borry was released on a $10,000 non-surety bond and is scheduled to appear in Hartford Superior Court, G.A. No. 14, on August 7, 2013. The charges are merely accusations and Borry is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

    Larceny in the First Degree By Defrauding a Public Community and Conspiracy to Commit Larceny in the First Degree are class B felonies punishable by up to 20 years in prison. Insurance Fraud is a class D felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison.

    Additional arrests are expected, officials said.
     

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