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Maryland woman lies that she cared for ill grandmother

August 19, 2019, Baltimore, MD — Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh announced
today that Mariah Larease Moore, 25, was convicted of felony Medicaid fraud related to the
purported care of her grandmother. Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Judge Laura S. Ripken
sentenced Moore to one year incarceration, all suspended, placed her on three years probation,
and ordered more than $29,000 in restitution to the Medicaid program.
According to documents filed in court, Moore worked for Abel Health Care, Inc., which was
owned by Moore’s mother and located in Towson. Abel was an authorized provider of services
to Medicaid recipients. Her services included in-home, personal care services, consisting of
assistance with such things as dressing, bathing, grooming, toileting, and the administration of
From December 2013 through February 2016, Moore fraudulently represented to Medicaid on
numerous occasions that she was caring for her grandmother through Abel when Moore was, in
fact, not doing so and could not have been doing so. During that time period, Moore was
working at another job located in Baltimore County.
In making today’s announcement, Attorney General Frosh thanked the Medicaid Fraud Control
Unit, specifically Assistant Attorney General Marilee Miller, Senior Investigative Auditor Todd
Sheffer, and Fraud Investigators Prashani Mankhusu and Carl Stambaugh. Attorney General
Frosh also thanked the Maryland Department of Health, Medicaid Provider Services - ISAS
Division for their assistance with the investigation and prosecution of the case.

Source: Maryland Attorney General

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