New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
February 24, 2023

Michael S. Garrity, Director of Communications | (603) 931-9375

Thomas T. Worboys, Senior Assistant Attorney General
Director, Medicaid Fraud Control Unit | (603) 271-1181

Eric S. Monty, Attorney
Medicaid Fraud Control Unit

Personal Care Assistant Pleads Guilty to Theft by Unauthorized Taking

Concord, NH – Attorney General John M. Formella announces that Kayla MacArthur, age 29, of Berlin, New Hampshire, pleaded guilty in the 6th Circuit Court – District Division – Concord on Wednesday, February 22, 2023, to Theft by Unauthorized Taking, a class A misdemeanor.

MacArthur is a former employee of Regency Home Health, LLC, a home health care company. Between December 21, 2021, and September 30, 2022, MacArthur knowingly represented she was providing needed services to a New Hampshire Medicaid member when in fact she was not providing such services. By doing so, MacArthur caused New Hampshire Medicaid to incorrectly pay Regency Home Health $1,300.

MacArthur was sentenced to serve ninety days in the Merrimack County House of Corrections, fully suspended for one year on the condition that she pay a $1,300 fine, pay $1,300 in restitution to the State of New Hampshire, and serve 100 hours of community service.

Senior Assistant Attorney General Thomas T. Worboys and Attorney Eric S. Monty of the Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit prosecuted this case. Financial Analyst/Investigator Timothy E. Brackett and Investigator Eric W. Shirley, also of the Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, investigated the matter based on a referral from Regency Home Health and the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services' Program Integrity Unit.

The Medicaid Fraud Control Unit investigates and prosecutes fraud by healthcare providers who treat Medicaid beneficiaries. Healthcare providers include, but are not limited to, hospitals, nursing homes, doctors, dentists, pharmacies, ambulance companies, and anyone else who is paid for providing healthcare services to Medicaid beneficiaries. The Unit also investigates and prosecutes cases of abuse or neglect of residents in health care facilities and board and care facilities and of Medicaid beneficiaries in noninstitutional or other settings. If you would like to report a case of provider fraud or patient abuse, please contact the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit at (603) 271-1246.

New Hampshire Department of Justice
1 Granite Place South | Concord, NH | 03301
Telephone: 603-271-3658