Wednesday, July 26, 2017
HARRISBURG- The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Tammie Sensenig, age 46, of Denver, Pennsylvania was sentenced July 25, 2017, by United States District Court Judge William C. Caldwell to serve 46 months’ imprisonment for health care fraud.
According to United States Attorney Bruce D. Brandler, as a result of prior convictions relating to Medicaid fraud, Sensenig was excluded from providing healthcare to Medicaid beneficiaries. In order to obtain a position as a behavioral health consultant, Sensenig made false representations, including a forged background check, in order to hide her ineligible status. As a result, Medicaid paid approximately $84,500 for her services.
“We are pleased that Sensenig will be spending over three and a half years in prison”, said Nick DiGiulio, Special Agent in Charge of the Inspector General’s Office for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. “And we will continue to do whatever it takes to keep criminals out of our health care system and to return stolen funds to our benefit programs.”
The charges were the result of an investigation conducted by the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General Medical Fraud Control Section and United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General. Assistant U.S. Attorney Chelsea Schinnour prosecuted the case.
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