CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19)-
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced Wednesday that Yvonne Alexander was sentenced to 18 months in prison for Medicaid fraud in the theft of $53,000 in benefit income from a resident of Graceworks Lutheran Services group home, which serves developmentally disabled individuals.
Alexander forged documents to gain control of a resident’s Ohio Public Employee Retirement System (OPERS) survivor benefits. In all, Alexander was sentenced to 19.5 years in prison for multiple counts of theft for stealing a total of $105,000 from several residents and for the Medicaid fraud. She was also ordered to pay the Attorney General’s Office $3,000 in investigation costs.
“It’s unconscionable that someone would engage in so much deception to steal from a developmentally disabled elderly person so reliant on others,” said Attorney General DeWine. “But my office, in cooperation with other agencies, will investigate and prosecute these cases with all the resources we have.”
The Ohio Attorney General’s Office Health Care Fraud Unit worked with the Cincinnati Police Department and the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office in the investigation and prosecution of this case.
Alexander, 53, a former Graceworks manager, forged a probate court guardianship appointment letter to gain control over the resident’s OPERS survivor benefit. Alexander%2
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