A Beloit woman was sentenced in Walworth County Tuesday for Medicaid fraud and falsification of patient health care records, according to a state Department of Justice release.
Lara Skrzypczynski appeared in Walworth County court Friday and was put on probation for three years with a condition of 90 days in jail, according to the release. She was also ordered to pay $45,786.87 in restitution starting on March 1. If she doesn’t make the payments, she could face an additional six months in jail.
According to the release, other conditions to her probation include AODA assessment and follow-through, mental health assessment and payment of court costs.
Skrzypczynski pleaded guilty on Dec. 5 to one count of felony Medicaid fraud and one count of misdemeanor falsification of patient health care records, according to the release. Five other counts were dismissed.
According to the criminal complaint, Skrzypczynski submitted more than 150 fraudulent claims seeking payment for private duty nursing services that she did not deliver to two adult male patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in Genoa City. When audited by the Wisconsin Medicaid program, Skrzypczynski falsified her patients’ medical records to make it look like she provided the services she submitted billing claims for.