Lakewood arrests lead to state program to give other Medicaid cheaters a way to avoid prosecution: Di Ionno

In the wake of more than two dozen arrests in Lakewood this summer for alleged public assistance fraud, the state comptroller’s office was expected to announce a program this morning that would give Ocean County residents who either purposely or inadvertently received unwarranted Medicaid benefits a 90-day window to avoid criminal prosecution.

“This is not an amnesty program. This is not a ‘Get of out jail free’ card,” Comptroller Philip Degnan told The Star-Ledger Wednesday night. “This is a chance for people to come into compliance without fear of prosecution.”

Degnan said he hoped the new program would save his office the …read more

Source: Ocean

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