St. Albans business spotlighted for Medicaid Fraud

A former St. Albans elderly care provider has admitted to Medicaid fraud. 56-year old Shida Jamie is the owner of Golden Heart In Home Care, and pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges she fraudulently altered Medicaid documents in a scheme that took in $2.2 million in health-care claims. The ageny specialized in providing in-home care to elderly and disabled people under a contract with Putnam Aging, which is an authorized provider under West Virginia Medicaid. Federal investigators have said Jaimie changed transportation records, and Jamie admitted to ordering training documents be changed. Jamie faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine when she is sentenced in January.