New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
September 16, 2020

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

Thomas T. Worboys, Assistant Attorney General
Director, Medicaid Fraud Control Unit
thomas.worboys@doj.nh.gov | (603) 271-1181

Indictment of Paula E. Barber for Medicaid Fraud

Concord, NH – Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald announces that Paula E. Barber, age 53, of Milford, New Hampshire, has been indicted for Medicaid fraud in connection with fraudulent claims for home care that was not provided.

On September 10, 2020, the New Hampshire Multicounty Grand Jury indicted Ms. Barber on a Class B felony charge of false claims. The indictment alleges that Ms. Barber submitted false timesheets to her employer, Regency Home Health, LLC, in which she claimed that she was providing home care to an individual who was, in fact, in a hospital. The indictment alleges further that Ms. Barber did so as part of a course of conduct that occurred between October 18, 2018 and October 27, 2018.

The maximum penalty for the charge is 3½ to 7 years in the New Hampshire State Prison. Ms. Barber is scheduled to be arraigned in the Merrimack County Superior Court on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, at 9:00 a.m.

The charges and allegations in the indictment are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Assistant Attorney General Thomas T. Worboys, Attorney Stephanie Johnson, and Investigator Robert Sullivan are prosecuting and investigating this case for the Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.

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