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News Release

For Immediate Release
August 16, 2012

Contact:
Jeff Cahill, Senior Assistant Attorney General
(603) 271-1209

Careworkers Convicted of Theft for Falsifying Hours

Attorney General Michael A. Delaney announces that Penelope Dwyer of Nashua, New Hampshire and Tracy Eiserman of Northwood, New Hampshire were convicted and sentenced in separate cases on August 16, 2012 for falsifying time sheets for care provided to disabled adults.

Dwyer, a licensed nursing assistant, pleaded guilty in Merrimack County Superior Court to one class A misdemeanor count of theft by deception. She was employed by Granite State Independent Living (GSIL) to provide personal care services for a disabled adult under a "consumer directed" program of care. In late October of 2011, the disabled adult consumer terminated Dwyer's services. Dwyer continued submitting weekly timesheets to GSIL between October 29 and December 9 of 2011 that falsely claimed 143 hours of care, for which GSIL paid her $1,394. GSIL billed the New Hampshire Medicaid program for those same services. Dwyer received a sentence of six months at the Merrimack County House of Corrections and was ordered to make full restitution. The term of incarceration was suspended for two years upon the condition of good behavior.

Eiserman, a licensed nursing assistant, pleaded guilty in Hillsborough County Superior Court to one class A misdemeanor count of theft by deception. She was employed by MAS Home Care ("MAS") to provide home health aide services for a disabled adult. Between January and July of 2011, Eiserman submitted weekly timesheets to MAS that, collectively, included false claims for work on 36 dates when she performed none. MAS paid Eiserman $4,320 for the fraudulently claimed hours and billed the New Hampshire Medicaid program for those same services. Eiserman received a sentence of twelve months at the Hillsborough County House of Corrections and was ordered to make full restitution. The term of incarceration was suspended for two years upon the condition of good behavior.


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