Merrillville Woman Convicted During 2-Day Jury Trial
HAMMOND – The United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, Thomas L. Kirsch II, announced that Anastacia Vann Maclin, age 46, of Merrillville, Indiana was convicted of embezzlement and theft from the Indiana Medicaid program, after a two-day jury trial before District Court Judge Philip P. Simon.
According to evidence presented in this case, Maclin was hired in January 2015 by a local physician in East Chicago, Indiana to function as the physician’s office manager and biller.
Beginning in April 2015 and continuing through July 2016 Maclin diverted more than $30,000 of Indiana Medicaid payments designated for her employer to a bank account that only she knew about and controlled. Maclin also applied for, received and diverted a 2015 bonus payment of more than $20,000 Indiana Medicaid was paying physicians for using electronic medical records by falsely representing the claim was being submitted by and for her employer.
This case was the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Indiana Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Diane Berkowitz and Jacky Jacobs.