Health department employees have fun with ‘Chalk the Walks Day’ | Morris Daily Herald

Alicia Santiago faces two felony counts of grand larceny. The state Attorney General’s office says Santiago fraudulently billed her employer for more than 180 hours of home care services for a relative from November 2012 to April 2013. Officials say during that time, Santiago was actually working as a certified nurses aide at Brighton Manor Nursing Home. The office estimates she received $1,800 in taxpayer money from Medicaid that shouldn’t have gone to her. “There has to be one set of rules for everyone and that is why our office aggressively prosecutes cases of Medicaid fraud that deprive honest New Yorkers of the rightful care they deserve and squander taxpayer dollars,” said New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. “We want to send a clear message that Medicaid fraud will not be tolerated and that unscrupulous caregivers will be held accountable.” Santiago faces a maximum of two to seven years in prison if convicted. Her case has been adjourned until September 10.

20, 2014 8:18 p.m.CDT Caption Employees at the Grundy County Health Department took part this week in Chalk the Walk. By: MORRIS DAILY HERALD MORRIS On Tuesday, the designated Chalk the Walks Day, more than 4,000 people chalked in every state in the United States, as well as in Australia, Brazil, Canada, England, Mexico, New Zealand and Scotland, according to information found on the Chalk the Walks web page. Related Links Coloring scholarship available for children Grundy County Health Department employees chalked the walk outside the front entrance to the Grundy County Administration Building, according to a news release from the county. Chalk the Walks (a project of the Joy Team) is all about spreading joy, optimism and inspiration through the magical power of sidewalk chalk, according to the news release. see this The idea is simple as it was in childhood: write happy messages, have fun doing it, and spread some joy while youre at it.