For Immediate Release
April 20, 2022
Michael S. Garrity, Director of Communications
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Thomas T. Worboys, Senior Assistant Attorney General
Director, Medicaid Fraud Control Unit
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Concord, NH – Attorney General John M. Formella announces that Erin M. Longo, age 44, of Ossipee, New Hampshire, has been indicted for submitting fraudulent mileage reimbursement claims to New Hampshire Medicaid in connection with medical appointments that did not exist.
On April 14, 2022, the Merrimack County Grand Jury indicted Longo on charges of Theft by Deception, False Claims, and Presenting False Records. The indictments allege that between August 22, 2019 and February 28, 2020, Longo presented falsified mileage reimbursement claims forms to New Hampshire Medicaid's non-emergency medical transportation broker in order to receive mileage reimbursement for traveling to medical appointments in Concord that did not exist. The indictments further allege that Longo acted with the intent to defraud New Hampshire Medicaid, and that she received over $1,500 in Medicaid funds in connection with the alleged scheme.
The maximum penalty on the Theft by Deception charge, a class A felony, is 7 ½ to 15 years in the New Hampshire State Prison. The maximum penalty for the False Claims and Presenting False Records charges, both class B felonies, are each 3 ½ to 7 years in the New Hampshire State Prison.
Longo will be arraigned on the indictments in the Merrimack County Superior Court on a date to be determined.
On December 7, 2021, Longo was arrested on these charges by the Ossipee Police Department. Longo was initially released on personal recognizance bail, but her failure to appear for her arraignment led to the Court issuing a warrant for her arrest.
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