Colebrook woman charged with filing $148K in fraudulent Medicaid claim

[MM Curator Summary]: Jennifer McGevna was arrested for submitting false claims for mental health services in CT.


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A Colebrook woman has been charged with fraudulently billing the government’s Medicaid health insurance program, according to state authorities.

Jennifer Lefebre-McGevna, 45, of Flagg Hill Road, Colebrook, was arrested Thursday by inspectors from the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit in the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney, and charged with one count each of first-degree larceny by defrauding a public community and health insurance fraud, state authorities. said in a statement.

Between 2017 and 2020, Lefebre-McGevna, a behavioral health clinician, allegedly billed the Connecticut Medicaid Program for “psychotherapy services that were not provided and billed for services rendered by unlicensed individuals,” the statement said, citing an arrest warrant affidavit. “By submitting these bills, Lefebre-McGevna stole $148,102.80 from the Medicaid program.”

Further, the submission of claims to the Department of Social Services “provided by Lefebre-McGevna contained false, incomplete, deceptive or misleading information which constitutes the crime of Health Insurance Fraud,” the statement said.

Lefebre-McGevna was free on a $150,000 non-surety bond, and is scheduled to appear in Harford Superior Court on April 13.

The case will be prosecuted by the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, the statement said.

The unit noted it “is grateful for the assistance it received in the investigation from the State Department of Social Services Office of Quality Assurance, and the Rocky Hill Police Department.”

Anyone with knowledge of suspected fraud or abuse in the public health care system is asked to contact the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit at the Chief State’s Attorney’s Office at 860-258-5986.



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