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Anne Arundel Circuit Court Judge Sentences Baltimore Woman to Suspended Sentence, Probation Following Medicaid Fraud Conviction
Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh announced today that Deborah Braxton, 57, of Cedgate Road in Baltimore, was convicted of felony Medicaid fraud and sentenced by Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Judge Laura S. Ripken to 18 months in prison, all suspended, and five years probation. Judge Ripken also ordered Braxton to pay $12,871.20 in restitution.
According to documents filed in court, beginning in July 2012, Braxton provided psychiatric rehabilitation services through Madonna Healthcare Services, Inc., which was located in Baltimore City and was an authorized provider of services to Medicaid beneficiaries.
Between October 2017 and June 2018, Braxton fraudulently represented on numerous occasions that she was providing psychiatric rehabilitation services to two Medicaid beneficiaries when she was not providing such services. Neither of these beneficiaries received any services from Madonna Healthcare Services during this time period. To conceal her scheme, Braxton created notes for inclusion in each person’s patient file that fraudulently suggested the meetings had occurred.
Medicaid paid $12,871.20 to Madonna between October 2017 and June 2018 related to this scheme.