Two individuals from South Berwick were arrested Thursday and are accused of Medicaid fraud and theft by deception, according to the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office.

Tina M. Allen, 46, and Michael A. Maggiacomo, 50, both of South Berwick, are each charged with two counts of Medicaid fraud, a Class-B felony, and one count of theft by deception, a Class-A felony.

According to an announcement from Deputy Attorney General Jane E. Young, both Allen and Maggiacomo allegedly submitted claims for payment to New Hampshire Medicaid that were not actually rendered because the patients were not residing at home.

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Maggiacomo is the owner of Alerion Home Care and Wellness Solutions, a home health care company, the announcement said. Allen is an employee at Alerion.

Per the announcement, both Allen and Maggiacomo allegedly presented falsified nursing notes to support the company's alleged false Medicaid claims when the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services' Program Integrity unit audited Alerion.

Both Allen and Maggiacomo are expected to be arraigned at Merrimack County Superior Court at a date yet to be determined.

Senior Assistant Attorney General Thomas T. Worboys and Assistant Attorney General Stephanie J. Johnson of the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, are prosecuting this case.

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