Hartford clinical social worker accused of stealing $ 146,000 from Medicaid

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HARTFORD – A clinical social worker in Hartford was indicted on Tuesday after falsely billing more than $ 146,000 for Meidcaid program services, according to the state’s Criminal Justice Division.

Alicia Thompkins, 39, of Hartford, has been charged with one count of first degree theft for defrauding a public community and health insurance fraud, the DCJ said.

From 2018 to 2020, Thomkins, a licensed clinical social worker, reportedly billed the Connecticut Medicaid program for psychotherapy services that were not provided. It also billed for services provided by unlicensed individuals, according to the state’s Criminal Justice Division.

In total, Thompkins is said to have stolen more than $ 146,000 from the Medicaid program, DCJ said.

Thompkins was released on $ 150,000 bail. She is due in court in Hartford on December 28.

If convicted, Thompkins faces up to 20 years in prison for first degree theft and up to five years in prison for Medicare fraud.

Anyone with knowledge of suspected fraud or abuse in the public health system should contact the Attorney General’s Office Medicaid Fraud Control Unit at 860-258-5986.

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