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Corinna Counselor Ordered to Pay MaineCare $13,087.62 for Submitting Bogus Treatment Records

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Maine
April (Taylor) McKinney also surrendered her license after faking patient records

BANGOR, Maine: A Corinna woman was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Bangor today for false statements involving a health care benefit program. 

U.S. District Judge John A Woodcock, Jr. ordered April McKinney, known professionally as April Taylor, 47, to pay $13,087.62 in restitution to the Maine Department of Health & Human Services (ME/DHHS). ME/DHHS administers the MaineCare program. McKinney was also sentenced to three years of probation and fined $2,500. She pleaded guilty on August 15, 2023.

According to court records, between April and December 2020, McKinney falsified appointment details and session notes in therapy service records. She used the falsified records to bill and receive funds from MaineCare. MaineCare is funded primarily by the federal government, which pays approximately two-thirds of all reimbursed claims. McKinney’s submission of falsified information led to the misuse of taxpayer dollars through reimbursements higher than warranted by any actual patient care given. She surrendered her counseling license on January 22, 2024, through a consent agreement.

The FBI investigated the case.



Chris Ruge, Assistant United States Attorney (207-945-0373)

Updated January 24, 2024

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