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Holyoke Woman Sentenced for Health Care Fraud

Court-HealthHOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) —  A Holyoke woman has been sentenced to two years probation and must pay $64,000 in restitution for defrauding MassHealth.

Twenty-five-year-old Miosottis Gonzalez pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud.

Gonzalez, along with her aunt and uncle, engaged in a scheme to defraud the state’s Personal Care Attendant Program.  The program helps individuals with permanent or chronic disabilities keep their independence, stay in the community, and manage their own personal care.

Gonzalez recruited friends to provide identification documents which were used to bill for PCA services that were never provided.  She also signed and submitted false time sheets in her own name to obtain payment for services she never provided.

Gonzalez’s aunt and uncle previously pleaded guilty and were sentenced earlier this month.


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