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Las Vegas personal care assistant sentenced for fraud

Las Vegas personal care assistant sentenced for fraud

By Krista Hostetler. CREATED Jun 10, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A Las Vegas man was sentenced on Monday in a Medicaid fraud case involving failure to maintain adequate records to support Medicaid claims.

45-year-old Ernesto Guerra-Perez was sentenced to 150 days, suspended, performance of 80 hours of community service and payment of $5,711 in restitution, penalties and costs.

The Nevada Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit investigation revealed Guerra-Perez was not providing personal care services to a Medicaid recipient from Dec. 2010 and Dec. 2011.

He was employed by a home care company to provide care to a patient.

The investigation discovered Guerra-Perez had outside employment that conflicted with the care he allegedly was providing. He claimed he performed the services and received payment as if he had actually performed the services.