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News Release

For Immediate Release
January 31, 2012

Walter A. Pazdon, Jr., Attorney
(603) 271-1246

State v. Penelope Dwyer
Personal Care Attendant Arrested for Theft From a Service Agency

Attorney General Michael A. Delaney announces that Penelope Dwyer, age 26, of Merrimack, New Hampshire, was arrested on January 30, 2012, on an outstanding warrant for theft by deception for allegedly taking more than $1,300 from Granite State Independent Living (GSIL), a statewide non-profit agency and provider of personal care services to disabled adults.

Dwyer, a personal care attendant, allegedly submitted weekly time sheets, covering the time period of November 1, 2011, through December 9, 2011, to GSIL that falsely represented that she provided personal care services to a GSIL client when no such services had been provided. In reliance on Dwyer's time sheets, GSIL paid Dwyer more than $1,300 in wages, and then billed the New Hampshire Medicaid Program $2,064 to cover these wages, as well as GSIL's administrative fees. Dwyer's bail was set at $2,500 personal recognizance.

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