PLAINVILLE — A 43-year-old man was arrested Friday after he allegedly went to police to complain that a disabled woman who concocted a Medicaid fraud scheme wasn’t giving him his fair share of the proceeds.
Brian Borry, of Dwight Street in Plainville, told police that he worked as a personal care assistant to the woman, according to a release from the state Division of Criminal Justice.
He and the woman submitted 27 fraudulent billings to the state, according to the release. They claimed he worked more than twice as much as he actually worked, and he was paid $15,065 for about $6,600 worth of work, the release states.
The woman allegedly deposited the checks and paid Borry. But Borry went to Plainville police because he wasn’t getting as much money as he thought he should, the release states.
The Personal Care Assistance program, which is funded by Medicaid, provides money so that disabled adults can hire assistants to care for them at their homes.
Borry was arrested by inspectors from the Medicaid fraud control unit of the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney. He faces charges including first-degree larceny by defrauding a public community, conspiracy to commit first-degree larceny and insurance fraud.
He could face up to 20 years in prison if he is convicted.
More arrests are expected, the release states.
Story by Stephen Busemeyer, The Hartford Courant