Illinois State Police Investigation Leads To Felony Conviction

Mount Carmel, Illinois – Illinois State Police (ISP) officials announce the felony conviction of Timothy W. Morrison, age 39 from Mount Carmel, for Vendor Fraud, a class 1 felony.  Morrison pled guilty to the charge on April 4, 2017, in Wabash County.  An investigation by the ISP Medicaid Fraud Control Bureau (MFCB) revealed Morrison worked as a Personal Assistant (PA) for the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) Home Services Program (HSP).  The HSP allows for a PA to provide assistance to a Medicaid recipient while the recipient is in their home and not in a hospital or nursing home.  The investigation determined Morrison billed, and was paid for, several days of home care services while he was incarcerated and while the recipient was hospitalized.  In addition, Morrison submitted time sheets and received payment for services which were never rendered to the recipient. This conviction is the culmination of an ISP MFCB investigation and was prosecuted by the Illinois Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Bureau with assistance from the Wabash County State’s Attorney Office. Morrison was sentenced to five years in prison, two years mandatory supervised release, and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $48,542.