According to S 155.05 of the New York State Penal Code, larceny by false pretense is the larceny of Medicaid providers carried out through the filing of false Medicaid reimbursement claims for services or supplies not rendered.
Larceny by False Pretense is more specifically defined as a false pretense or representation of an existing or antecedent fact, made willingly and/or knowingly with the intent of defrauding the state Medicaid program. Usually, a Medicaid provider charged with Larceny by False Pretense is also charged with offering a false instrument for filing and falsifying business records.
Criminal penalties for larceny by false pretense are typically serious. But depending on the amount of money stolen, a Medicaid provided may face imprisonment from 1 year to 25 years, if convicted.
If you are currently being charged with larceny by false pretense and offering a false instrument for filing in New York, call our office at (212) 577-6677 to get professional legal assistance.