June 12, 2018

WV Woman Sentenced for Home Health Care Fraud

Clarksburg, WV – Sherri J. Slaven, 51, of Ellenboro, West Virginia, was recently sentenced for health care fraud and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $133,968.83, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Slaven operated a home health care business and she engaged in a scheme to defraud the West Virginia Offices of the Insurance Commission Workers’ Compensation Old Fund by repeatedly submitting claims for various health care services that she never performed. She received fraudulent compensation in excess of $100,000 for services that were not provided. Slaven pled guilty in July 2015 to one count of “Health Care Fraud.” In addition to the restitution ordered today, Slaven was sentenced to probation for a term of five years, with the first eight months on home detention.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah Montoro prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The West Virginia Office of the Insurance Commission Office of Inspector General – Fraud Investigations Unit led the inquiry.

U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley presided.

Source: US Attorney’s Office

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