Attorney General Bondi Charges Home Care Agency Owner for $6,600 in Medicaid Fraud

By publishing announcements about home health fraud, HCAF demonstrates its commitment to honest providers throughout the state by shining a spotlight on the dishonest providers, eager to provide hope and validation to the good and send a message to the bad actors that their days are numbered.

Attorney General Pam Bondi announced that a Santa Rosa County resident was taken into custody and charged with one count of Medicaid fraud. Shannon Boyette, owner of Boyette Home Health Care, was taken into custody after an investigation by the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.

Boyette, 31, allegedly submitted fraudulent claims to Medicaid in excess of $6,600. Additionally, Boyette allegedly falsified service logs and failed to conduct employee background checks. Medicaid fraud investigators discovered an alleged 123 fraudulent claims filed by Boyette Home Health Services in 2011.

Boyette is charged with one count of Medicaid fraud, a third-degree felony. If convicted she could receive up to five years in prison, $5,000 in court fines, and a mandatory fine equal to five times the amount of the fraud. The case will be prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Office under the authority of the State Attorney’s Office for the First Judicial Circuit.

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