SNF Biller Charged In $600,000 Medicaid Scams Plan After Center Signals Authorities

A previous biller for a Michigan assisted living home has been charged with several fraud-related charges after authorities say she stole homeowners’ money payments to the center.

Julianna Trzin, 40, apparently kept homeowners’ payments to Cambridge North Healthcare Center in Clawson, MI, suggested for the center’s receivables journal for herself from 2011 to 2016. She then billed Medicaid for more than $600,000 to cover the missing out on payments, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette stated Tuesday.

The plan was revealed when Cambridge North submitted a grievance with local authorities that the payments were not being participated in the balance dues journal. Authorities then called the AG’s Health Care Fraud Division, Schuette’s workplace stated. Call to a number noted for the center looking for remark went unanswered Wednesday.

Trzin deals with 6 counts of Medicaid scams, 3 counts of incorrect pretenses, one count of embezzlement from a susceptible grownup and one count of continuing criminal business. If founded guilty, she might be sentenced to almost Thirty Years in jail. She was also charged with an extra drug-related charge after she was found with cocaine at the time of her arrest; that charge brings an extra possible sentence of 4 years in jail.

Trzin has been launched on bond and is set up for arraignment Monday.

A previous workplace manager for an assisted living home in Charleston, WV, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a likewise explained $80,000 embezzlement plan where she diverted locals’ checks to a different account and created checks from that account to herself. She confronts 20 years in jail, according to a statement from U.S. Attorney Carol Casto.

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