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Hagerstown Man Indicted for Medicaid Fraud and Theft from Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

Baltimore, MD ( July 31, 2013) - Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced today that Scott Colver, 48, of Hagerstown, has been indicted by the Grand Jury for Charles County and charged with six counts of Felony Medicaid Fraud, five counts of Felony Theft, and one count of a Felony Theft Scheme.

It is alleged that in 2004 and 2005, Colver made false representations and attempted to defraud the Maryland Medicaid program in connection with nursing home expenses. In addition, it is alleged that Colver committed theft from the Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in 2004 and 2005.

Felony Medicaid Fraud is punishable by up to five years' incarceration and up to a $100,000 fine. In 2004 and 2005, the Felony Theft (Over $500) statute provided for a maximum possible sentence of 15 years' incarceration and up to a $25,000 fine.

Medicaid is a healthcare program for families and children and certain other individuals who qualify based on income levels, disability and other circumstances.

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.

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.

   

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