For Immediate Release
January 4, 2011
Jeffrey S. Cahill, Sr., Assistant Attorney General
Attorney General Michael A. Delaney announces that a Merrimack County Grand Jury has returned two separate indictments against Stephen MacInnes of Hampton Falls on charges of theft by deception. MacInnes is the owner and operator of Seacoast Chair Car Service of Hampton, New Hampshire, an enrolled Medicaid provider. The company provides transportation services for wheelchair-bound Medicaid beneficiaries to enable them to receive medically related care such as doctor visits, hospital services, dialysis and adult day care. The indictments allege that MacInnes, through his company, fraudulently billed the State's Medicaid program for transports that were never performed and for inflating the mileage on actual trips. According to the indictments, between January of 2008 and December of 2009, MacInnes submitted billing for more than 1,300 fictitious trips and claimed over 60,000 fraudulent miles on more than 2,600 actual transports. The alleged theft amount totals more than $370,000. The grand jury also returned identical charges against the company, Seacoast Chair Car Service.
Following the defendant's arrest, all four indictments were unsealed. The defendant has been released on bail with conditions that include restrictions on his ability to transfer or pledge the corporate defendant's assets without further court approval. No trial date has been set.
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