AG Gansler: Baltimore Woman Indicted for Defrauding Medicaid Program
Two charges carry possible significant jail time, steep fines
Baltimore, MD ( April 5, 2013) - Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced today that Gloria Addison-Scott, 38, of Baltimore, has been indicted by the Grand Jury for Baltimore City and charged with one count each of Felony Medicaid Fraud and Felony Theft of over $10,000.
It is alleged that from October 2011 to April 2012, Addison-Scott defrauded the Maryland Medicaid program in connection with the delivery and payment of healthcare services. Medicaid is a healthcare program for families and children and certain other individuals who qualify based on income levels, disability and other circumstances.
Felony Medicaid Fraud is punishable by up to five years' incarceration and up to a $100,000 fine. Felony Theft (Over $10,000) is punishable by up to 15 years' incarceration and up to a $15,000 fine.
A criminal indictment is merely an accusation of wrongdoing and all persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent unless and until the State proves the individual guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Arraignment is scheduled for April 22 in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City.
The case is being prosecuted by the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of the Maryland Attorney General's Office with assistance from the Maryland State Police.