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Las Vegas personal care assistant sentenced for fraud

Las Vegas personal care assistant sentenced for fraud

By Krista Hostetler. CREATED Jun 10, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A Las Vegas man was sentenced on Monday in a Medicaid fraud case involving failure to maintain adequate records to support Medicaid claims.

45-year-old Ernesto Guerra-Perez was sentenced to 150 days, suspended, performance of 80 hours of community service and payment of $5,711 in restitution, penalties and costs.

The Nevada Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit investigation revealed Guerra-Perez was not providing personal care services to a Medicaid recipient from Dec. 2010 and Dec. 2011.

He was employed by a home care company to provide care to a patient.

The investigation discovered Guerra-Perez had outside employment that conflicted with the care he allegedly was providing. He claimed he performed the services and received payment as if he had actually performed the services.

Krista Hostetler

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