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Chelmsford couple pleads guilty to using homeless in Medicaid scam

Summary by Ground News
A married Chelmsford couple, and their home health company, Petra Health Care, pleaded guilty on Thursday for their involvement in a scheme to falsely bill the state's Medicaid program by exploiting homeless people. John and Joanne Wachira were sentenced to 10 months of home confinement and three years of probation after pleading guilty in Middlesex Superior Court to three counts of Medicaid false claims, two counts of larceny over $1,200, and one count of Medicid kickbacks. The Wachiras brought in at least 10 homeless people to live in their house rent-free in exchange for them being MassHealth members and signing up for the company's home health care services. The AG's office had stated they believe the W

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