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Child Development and Care Overbilling

OIG received a fraud referral that identified billing irregularities regarding a provider in the Child and Development Care program (CDC). Attendance records maintained by the provider did not match the provider’s billing/attendance invoices submitted to MDHHS for payment. Evidence was gathered verifying the dates and times the parents utilized child daycare. OIG’s   investigation determined that the provider had overbilled the State of Michigan for childcare services. The provider was charged and convicted of false pretenses and welfare fraud. The provider was ordered to pay $53,509 in restitution, serve 60 months of probation and 150 hours of community service.