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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Portsmouth teacher of the year gets house arrest for Medicaid fraud

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — One of Portsmouth’s 2017 Teachers of the Year was sentenced to 180 days of house arrest Monday for lying about the time she spent working her second job.

Casheba Cannon’s full-time job was as an elementary school teacher but she was also employed by Just by 5, Inc. (JB5), as a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP).

The Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS), which administers the Medicaid program in Virginia, reimburses JB5 for mental health support services.

Cannon received an hourly wage by JB5 for the hours she documented that she spent with her clients. But, according to court documents, Cannon was inflating that time, saying she was with clients when she was actually teaching. She was also accused of recording sessions that never occurred and documenting that she was meeting with two clients in different locations at the same time.

Between January and December 2013, DMAS paid JB5 more than $50,000 for services on behalf of Cannon’s clients.

Cannon pleaded guilty to the charges in May 2015.



Anonymous said...

It's easy to falsify those records when the agency doesn't check them or somebody in the agency is covering for you... for a price.

Anonymous said...

some role model

Anonymous said...

She probably isn't even qualified to provide the mental health treatment she claimed she was providing.

Anonymous said...

Sounds about right. Honor a bunch of dishonest losers every day. Our moral values have gone to hell. Terms like character, integrity, and hard work are missing in today's society and that is so sad.

Anonymous said...

What is she to damn good to be put behind bars wearing an orange jump suit?

Anonymous said...

Think about it folks , she was doing this under the obama administration , how many more will we find. I'm telling you guys obama needs to go any way and any how.

Anonymous said...

I’m shocked, shocked I tell you. Although come to think of it, i’ve witnessed this behavior from the same demographic many times before.

Anonymous said...

Agreed. Our problem is Obama. He is the Presidents shadow. Obama scares me.