Falls Creek Woman Charged With Medical Assistance Fraud

JEFFERSON CO., Pa. (EYT) — A Falls Creek woman is facing charges related to medical assistance fraud.

According to court documents, on Monday, February 26, the following charge was filed against 28-year-old Cassandrea R. Boldy, of Falls Creek, in District Judge Jacqueline Mizerock’s office:

– Fraud, Obtain Food stamps/Assistance, Felony 3

Boldy’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 29.

A certified summons was issued on February 26.

According to the criminal complaint filed by Gaetano DiPaolo of the state Office of the Attorney General, a caseworker with the state Department of Human Services received information that Boldy’s husband became employed and was earning wages with Walsh Construction from April 1, 2017, to September 21, 2017.

A referral was made to the state Inspector General’s office to investigate for fraud.

The Inspector General’s investigation revealed that Cassandra Boldy willfully failed to report this employment and wages to the state Department of Human Services, knowing it would negatively affect her eligibility for Medical Assistance benefits, according to the complaint.

Boldy signed a Public Assistance Application Rights and Responsibilities Statement on February 2, 2017, acknowledging she understood the rights and responsibilities to report changes by the 10th of the month following the month of change to the Department of Human Services.

Caseworkers also reviewed the rights and responsibilities with Boldy. Payroll records also verified dates and employment and wages for Cassandrea’s husband.

Certified MA transcripts verify the benefits received during the overpayment period.

A follow-up investigation revealed that Boldy allegedly knowingly withheld information from the Department of Human Services in order to fraudulently obtain MA benefits she wasn’t eligible for in the amount of $4,023.27, according to the complaint.

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