New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
May 13, 2019

Contact:
Kate Spiner, Director of Communications
kate.spiner@doj.nh.gov | 603-573-6103

Sean P. Gill, Senior Assistant Attorney General Director
Medicaid Fraud Control Unit
Sean.Gill@doj.nh.gov | 603-271-1246

Thomas T. Worboys, Assistant Attorney General
Medicaid Fraud Control Unit

Guilty Plea in Medicaid Fraud Case – State v. Allison Arsenault

Concord, NH – Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald announces that Allison Arsenault, age 48, formerly of Loudon, pleaded guilty and was sentenced on Monday, May 13, 2019, in the Merrimack County Superior Court on two counts of Class B felony Medicaid fraud.

Between December 2015 and November 2017, Ms. Arsenault presented false claims to Community Bridges, a nonprofit agency that coordinates services for developmentally disabled citizens of New Hampshire, by falsely claiming that she had been procuring qualifying services for a developmentally disabled relative. The services were never rendered, and Ms. Arsenault fraudulently obtained $14,616.24 in claims for reimbursement.

Ms. Arsenault was sentenced to twelve months in the House of Corrections, with all but fifteen days suspended for three years, and to a consecutive one to two years in the State Prison, also suspended for three years. She has been ordered to pay $14,616.24 in restitution.

Assistant Attorney General Thomas T. Worboys and Investigator Robert P. Freitas, Jr. of the Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) investigated and prosecuted this case. Community Bridges reported the matter to the Program Integrity Unit of the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, which made the referral to the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.

The MFCU investigates and prosecutes matters Medicaid fraud and false claims by providers. Please contact it at (603) 271-1246 to report suspected provider fraud.

New Hampshire Department of Justice
33 Capitol Street | Concord, NH | 03301
Telephone: 603-271-3658