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Valley Cottage Woman Charged with Illegally Obtaining Medicaid Benefits

D.A.: Woman was working as a nanny.

A Valley Cottage woman has been indicted by a Rockland County grand jury in New City on a theft charge, accusing her of illegally obtaining Medicaid benefits.

Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Zugibe said Giovanna Scarcella, 31, of 11 Marianne Lane, Valley Cottage, was working as a nanny as she collected the social services benefits from Aug. 24, 2009, to Aug. 23, 2012.

She is accused of third-degree grand larceny in connection with theft from the Rockland County Department of Social Services.

Scarcella faces a hearing in Rockland County Court in New City.

Bruce March 31, 2013 at 01:12 AM
The day you can be labeled as a criminal for getting healthcare is here. What a sad commentary.
Tony T April 01, 2013 at 11:51 AM
She was stealing your money and not not paying taxes!!!

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