Wisconsin DOJ: AG Schimel announces medical assistance fraud charges against Hartford, WI therapist

MADISON, Wis. – Attorney General Brad Schimel filed ten felony counts of medical assistance fraud against Hartford therapist Sharon N. Medina in Dane County Circuit Court today.

“Public assistance fraud not only steals hard-earned taxpayer dollars, but also takes financial resources intended for our neediest citizens and gives it to criminals,” said Attorney General Schimel. “We must prosecute criminals who intentionally defraud the system and undermine taxpayer confidence in medical assistance programs.”

Medina, who has a history of financial trouble, including multiple bankruptcies, is alleged to have fabricated dates of service and submitted claims for services not rendered, from 2013 to 2015, when she was a Medicaid service provider.

The Wisconsin Department of Justice Medicaid Fraud and Control Unit participated in the “National Healthcare Fraud Takedown” being coordinated by the United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services and Hartford Police Department assisted DOJ with this case.

Assistant Attorney General Peter M. Tempelis is representing the State of Wisconsin.

Attorney General Schimel requests the assistance of all Wisconsin citizens in fighting health care fraud and patient abuse. Please use the statewide hotline number at 1-800-488-3780 to report Medicaid fraud or elder abuse.

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