Chaudoin convicted in Jax nursing home fraud case

By Ryne Turke on August 2, 2016 at 6:29am

A former nursing home office manager has been convicted of Medicaid fraud and embezzlement charges stemming from Jacksonville and Decatur.

According to an Illinois State Police press release, 34-year-old Kristin Chaudoin of Decatur plead guilty to use of an unauthorized access device, wire fraud and embezzlement nearly a year ago.

The guilty plea comes after an eight month investigation by Illinois State Police, Medicaid Fraud Control Bureau and the Social Security Administration. The Jacksonville Police Department and Morgan County State’s Attorney’s Office assisted in the investigation as well.

The nursing homes involved include North Church Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Jacksonville and Lincoln Rehabilitation Center in Decatur.

Approximately $40,000 in stolen cash from four different nursing homes was uncovered during the investigation.

Chaudoin was sentenced to 7.5 months in federal prison on July 22nd in Springfield. Chaudoin must serve another 7.5 months of home confinement following her release and an additional supervised release for three years.

Chaudion must pay over $40,000 in restitution.