CANTON – Norfolk and Massena women have been accused of committing Medicaid fraud.
Tiffany Kerr of Massena and Keri Trombley of Norfolk were arraigned April 24 by Canton Justice Curley on a charge of third-degree grand larceny.
They are accused of stealing over $9,000 from the New York Medicaid program.
They each entered a plea of not guilty and were released on their own recognizance.
In December 2011 Kerr was hired by the Cerebral Palsy Association of the North Country (CPNC), a Medicaid provider, as a respite worker for Trombley’s son.
Shortly after starting the respite care, Kerr and Trombley allegedly entered into an agreement whereby Kerr would file time sheets with CPNC for hours she did not work, and Trombley would falsely verify those time sheets.
Pursuant to their agreement, the money generated by the scheme would be shared, including acts where Kerr would buy groceries for Trombley and pay some of Trombley’s bills from Kerr’s wages. This arrangement is alleged to have occurred between December 28, 2011, and May 16, 2012.