Woman facing felony charge

ELKINS — A Fairmont woman has been charged in Randolph County with making a false claim to the Medicaid program.

Veronica D. Myles, 59, is accused of making “to the Department of Health and Human Resources a claim under the medical programs of the DHHR knowing the claim to be false, fraudulent or fictional,” a felony charge.

According to the criminal complaint, prepared by John Leslie Poindexter, an investigator for the WV Medical Fraud Control Unit, Myles “completed and submitted Aged and Disabled Waiver (ADW) Service Plan Personal Attendant Logs … to Select In-Home Services, Inc., for services not rendered. (Myles) admitted she completed Personal Attendant Logs reflecting she was providing services to (an individual) when in fact she was providing services to an individual with another agency,” Poindexer wrote.

“(Myles) caused false claims to be submitted which resulted in a loss to the West Virginia Medicaid Program of $1,470,” the complaint states.

If convicted of the felony charge, Myles could be sentenced to prison for one to 10 years or fined up to $10,000.