(Wilmington, DE): Attorney General Carl C. Danberg announced today that four nurses who formerly worked at a Delaware nursing home have been arrested on charges of fraud and neglect. Felony warrants are pending for a fifth nurse.
Mary J. Casper, of Newark, DE, Sandra L. Edwards, of Lewes, DE, and Denise M. Rhinehart, formerly of Felton, DE, were each charged with two counts of Felony Health Care Fraud, one count of Felony Conspiracy to Commit Health Care Fraud, one count of Felony Patient Neglect, and one count of misdemeanor Patient Neglect. Ms. Rhinehart, who lives out of state, has not yet been arrested.
Jann B. Cox, of Milton, DE, and Mary L. Yarrington, of Magnolia, DE, were each arrested on one count of Felony Health Care Fraud and one count of Felony Conspiracy to Commit Health Care Fraud.
Attorney General Danberg said “We remain committed to the protection of our most vulnerable citizens by investigating potential abuse and vigorously prosecuting those who would take advantage of our senior citizens.”
The arrests came after a nearly two year investigation involving both federal and state authorities. The investigation was led by Special Investigators Allen Ruth and Dan Daly of the DE Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU). Anyone with further information related to the case should contact Chief Investigator John Miller at (302) 577-8938.