Former Owner of Caregiving Service Pleads Guilty to Medicaid Fraud
Attorney General Jack Conway and his Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control today announced that the former owner and operator of an in-home caregiving service has pleaded guilty to engaging in or devising a scheme to defraud the Kentucky Medicaid program. Sheryl Bruner, 51, entered the plea this morning in Fayette Circuit Court. Bruner chose to waive her right to a grand jury indictment and was instead charged by a single-count criminal information. Bruner was the owner and operator of Support Source, Inc., which had an office in Lexington and was also managed by Bruner from her Nicholasville home. Support Source purportedly provided in-home care to disabled patients via Medicaid-funded waiver services. After Support Source's Medicaid funding was suspended by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services in 2011 following an investigation by the Office of the Inspector General, Bruner continued her scheme by retaining many of her patients and transferring them to a different company based in Lee County.
- Date:June 13, 2014
- Agency:Kentucky Attorney General
- State Enforcement Agencies