Another example of how a simple desire to take advantage of the system results in massive losses:
Between March 1, 2005, and October 31, 2007, Stacey and Cronn each received Medicaid and falsely claimed to be disabled to the point of needing additional in-home services from the Medicaid Personal Care Option Program. By submitting requests through different agencies that provide these services and then submitting applications to be each other’s caregiver, the women were each able to receive paychecks based on their submission of timesheets. These false submissions resulted in the payment by the New Mexico Medicaid Program in the amount of $96,264.80.
The New Mexico Attorney General’s Office has the fully story here.