For Immediate Release
August 5, 2013
Sarah T. Blodgett, Attorney
Attorney General Joseph A. Foster announces that Robert Seung-Bok Lee of Baltimore, Maryland was convicted and sentenced on August 5, 2013, for one count of theft by deception.
Lee, a Medicaid recipient, pled guilty in Merrimack County Superior Court to one count of a class A felony theft by deception charge. Beginning in 2003 and continuing through September of 2011, Lee submitted hundreds of fraudulent timecards to Granite State Independent Living that falsely represented that he was receiving personal care attendant services from a careworker. Over the course of eight years, GSIL paid over $150,000 in wages for services that were not rendered. These wages were deposited into a bank account in the careworker's name. Lee controlled the account and withdrew the wages and deposited them into his own personal bank account.
Lee was sentenced to two to four years in New Hampshire State Prison, stand committed, commencing on October 1, 2013. The court did not object to immediate administrative home confinement if deemed appropriate by the Department of Corrections. Lee was also ordered to pay $150,000 in restitution.
The case was investigated and prosecuted by the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit which investigates healthcare provider fraud.
Attorney General Joseph A. Foster said, "My office will continue to investigate and vigorously prosecute individuals who steal from the New Hampshire State Medicaid program."
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