A Midlothian caretaker who authorities stated made deceitful declarations to get federal government medical help then acquired funds under incorrect pretenses over 4 years has been prosecuted in Chesterfield County on 32 felony counts, consisting of 16 counts of Medicaid scams.
Virginia M. Miskin-Harden, 48, of the 13400 block of Little Horn Ridge, was detained July 26 after a Chesterfield grand jury released 32 indictments July 17. The scams happened from April 1, 2011, through Oct. 2, 2014, according to charging files.
The Medicaid Fraud Unit of the Virginia Attorney General’s Office led the examination with support from Chesterfield cops. The Chesterfield Commonwealth’s lawyer’s workplace will be prosecuting.
Chesterfield cops referred concerns about the case to the chief law officer’s workplace, which has decreased to supply any info about the substance of the charges or the quantity of money or services supposedly defrauded. A spokesperson just offered copies of the indictments.
” Since our group is not prosecuting this case, there are no other details we can provide today,” stated spokesperson Lara Sisselman.
Harden’s lawyer, Russell Bowles, stated he’s submitted a movement for the discovery of proof but up until now understands little about the case.
” I got selected to represent her recently, but I have not had a possibility to speak with her and do not know anything aside from exactly what she’s charged with,” Bowles stated Wednesday.
Bowles represented Miskin-Harden on an unassociated felony grand larceny charge that came from December 2016, but that charge became withdrawn on March 23.
According to court documents to figure out Miskin-Harden’s eligibility for a court-appointed lawyer, she informed court authorities she works as a caretaker and makes about $50 a week.
A status hearing on her charges is set for Sept. 7 in Chesterfield Circuit Court. She has been launched on bond from the Chesterfield prison.