Farmington Woman Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy Charges
A Farmington woman has admitted to conspiracy charges in connection with fraudulent Medicaid claims she filed for transportation services from a taxi company that were never provided.
Attorney General John M. Formell said that Angelica Soule, 35, worked with Frank's Taxi of Somersworth to make the fraudulent claims, which totaled $20,000 and resulted in Frank’s Taxi fraudulently obtaining more than $20,000 in Medicaid funds between June 2, 2015 and April 30, 2016.
Soule pleaded guilty to conspiring with Edward Donnell IV, 40, Liudmila Bulatova, 38, and David Hackney, 41. Donnell owned Frank’s Taxi while Bulatova, his wife, handled the company’s billing. Hackney was employed by Frank’s Taxi as a driver and then mechanic, and Soule was Mr. Hackney’s girlfriend.
The Strafford County Superior Court sentenced Soule to serve two to four years in the New Hampshire State Prison (all suspended for three years), for conspiracy to make false claims, which is a class B felony.
Donnell pleaded guilty in July to the charges of conspiracy to make false claims, presenting false records, and destruction of records on July 19 at Strafford County Superior Court. He was sentenced to 12 months in jail with a recommendation for administrative home confinement after 30 days on the conspiracy to make false claims charge.