Two Illinois Women Get Prison Time for Medicaid Fraud

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Phyllis Wilson, 51 Phyllis Wilson, 51
Lucinda Germann, 59 Lucinda Germann, 59

SPRINGFIELD – Two people have been convicted of Medicaid Fraud.   The Illinois State police report Phyllis Wilson, age 51 of Maywood, Illinois, and Lucinda Germann, age 59 of Rockford, Illinois, both plead guilty to felony counts of Vendor Fraud.

The convictions stem from investigations conducted by the ISP Medicaid Fraud Control Bureau, or MFCB.  The ISP MFCB received a tip through the Illinois Department of Human Services Fraud Hotline that Wilson was being paid for services to an individual that was already in the care of a nursing home in Hinsdale.  The investigation showed the tip to be true, Wilson was being paid for services she was not actually providing.  Wilson was arrested, charged, and pled guilty to one count of Vendor Fraud.  She was sentenced to three years in prison.  The total amount of the Medicaid fraud was $6,105.

Another tip came in about Germann, in October of 2013.  The ISP MFCB learned she was submitting fraudulent time sheets.  The investigation revealed that Germann was submitting time sheets claiming she provided services to a subject who was actually incarcerated during the same time.  

Germann pled guilty to one count of vendor fraud.  She was sentenced to three years in prison and was ordered to pay restitution for the full amount of fraud she committed.  The total amount of the Medicaid fraud was $7,241.

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