Attorney General Anne Milgram announced
that an Ocean County woman has been indicted
for allegedly stealing more than $6,000
from her elderly mother.
to Insurance Fraud Prosecutor Greta Gooden
Brown, an Ocean County grand jury yesterday
returned an indictment charging Ann Selk,
44, of Toms River, with third-degree theft
by failure to make required disposition
of property received.
indictment alleges that between Aug. 1,
2006, and March 31, 2008, Selk failed to
remit payments on her mother’s behalf
to the long-term care facility in which
the mother was a resident. As a condition
of her mother’s Medicaid eligibility,
Selk was required to turn over the mother’s
monthly Social Security and pension checks
to the residential long-term care facility
as partial payment for care. The indictment
alleges that Selk failed to turn over $6,376
of her mother’s available income to
the facility on behalf of her mother.
Anthony Iannice and Deputy Attorney General
William Hoyman, Jr. coordinated the investigation.
Hoyman presented the case to the Ocean County
crimes carry a maximum sentence of five
years in state prison and a criminal fine
of $15,000. The indictment is merely an
accusation and the defendant is presumed
innocent until proven guilty.
Office of Insurance Fraud Prosecutor was
established by the Automobile Insurance
Cost Reduction Act of 1998. The office is
the centralized state agency that investigates
and prosecutes both civil and criminal insurance
fraud, as well as Medicaid fraud.