AG Gansler: Florida Woman Charged with Medicaid Fraud
Offender faces up to five years in prison, $100,000 fine if convicted
Baltimore, MD ( Aug. 21, 2013) -Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced today that Carol A. Dunstan, 58, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has been charged in the Circuit Court for Baltimore County with one felony count of Medicaid fraud.
In 2011 and 2012, Dunstan allegedly made false representations and attempted to defraud the Maryland Medicaid program. 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.
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.
The charge 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.