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Minnesota healthcare worker faces criminal charges

There are people in Minnesota and across the country who are in need of help taking care of themselves in their own home. Unfortunately, there often are not enough workers to provide the care that is needed, potentially leading to insufficient personnel. Despite this, law enforcement officials in Minnesota have filed criminal charges against a woman, apparently believing that she could not have worked the hours providing such care that she reportedly logged.

The incident involves a 34-year-old woman who works as a personal care assistant. Police believe that she falsely claimed to have worked in an unidentified couple's home in 2014 and 2015. Instead, officials claim, she was actually working at a second job as a personal care attendant, apparently with a different company.

Officials saw that the woman would have had to work over 14 hours a day, seven days a week for a period of three months. The allegedly false claims are said to have costs Medicaid $10,000. It is unclear how law enforcement officers determined she did not work the hours she recorded. She is set to appear in court in July.

Unfortunately, cases such as this are complex, and those facing criminal charges may not feel prepared to carefully examine the details of their cases and prepare an appropriate defense.  To further complicate matters, a conviction could ultimately have serious consequences for the Minnesota woman. Fortunately, there are experienced criminal defense attorneys who can help her fully examine the details of the case against her and fully understand the legal options, potentially including accepting a plea deal, if offered, or fighting the accusations in court.

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