Worcester women, son, get probation in Medicaid fraud scheme


WORCESTER, MASS. >> A Worcester woman and her adult son have received probation for cheating the state Medicaid system out of nearly $100,000.

The Telegram & Gazette reports that 68-year-old Beverly Cousin, a recipient of personal care attendant services through MassHealth, was put on probation for five years after pleading guilty Monday to five counts each of Medicaid fraud and larceny.

Prosecutors say Cousin and her 33-year-old son, Rashad Cousin of Springfield, used family names to falsely bill MassHealth for more than $95,000 in personal care attendant services not provided.

Rashad Cousin admitted to sufficient facts for guilty findings on three counts each of Medicaid fraud and larceny. The charges were continued without findings for three years, during which time he will be on probation.

Both were ordered to pay restitution.

Information from: Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, Mass.), http://www.telegram.com


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