Louisa County Press Release
Louisa – On Monday, April 21, 2014, James H. Fincham, Jr., of Orange was sentenced in Louisa Circuit Court on two counts of Medicaid fraud, two counts of obtaining money by false pretense, and one count of burglary. Fincham was sentenced to a total of three years active incarceration.
From March 2012 to May 2013, Fincham was at the heart of a scheme to defraud Medicaid by greatly exaggerating a supposedly debilitating medical condition. This resulted in him being able to hire personal care aides. He and the aides created a system where they would submit falsified time sheets that consisted of hours the aides did not work. They would then be paid for those hours and provide Fincham with a kickback out of that money. All the while, Fincham was largely able to perform normal activities such as driving and working. The total amount of the fraud was $18,375.30.
An anonymous citizen called in a complaint after being offered the chance to take part in the crime. She contacted the Office of the Attorney General and Investigator Caren Flick launched an investigation. During the investigation Investigator Flick came across an unresolved burglary in the Town of Louisa and, with the assistance of the Louisa Town Police Department, determined that the Defendant committed that crime.
Speaking on the conviction, Commonwealth’s Attorney Rusty McGuire said: “This man engaged in a systematic attempt to defraud the taxpayers of the Commonwealth. We are thankful to the Office of the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit for bringing this case to our attention and assisting with the prosecution. Particularly, Assistant Attorney General Patrick McDade and Investigator Flick did an outstanding job in bringing Fincham to justice.”