Mother and son plead guilty to Medicare fraudHONESDALE, PA — A Honesdale son and mother have pleaded guilty to fraud and conspiracy charges after being arrested in September 2019. Bonnie …
HONESDALE, PA — A Honesdale son and mother have pleaded guilty to fraud and conspiracy charges after being arrested in September 2019. Bonnie Decker, 63, and Shawn Decker, 44, were arrested for fraudulently getting money from Medicare after a Wayne County detective noticed that large amounts of money were being deposited into Shawn’s phone and commissary accounts when he was locked up in Wayne County Correctional Facility. The deposits were made by Shawn’s mother and his girlfriend Bobbie Spalding.
Shawn was being paid by Public Partnership, LLC to be the care provider for his mother. Public Partnership, LLC is funded through the Pennsylvania Medicare. Both Deckers were responsible for completing and submitting paperwork to Public Partnership, LLC listing Shawn’s time sheets, requests for care and any needed medical supplies.
During the time that Shawn was incarcerated for 10 months, he and Bonnie continued to submit paperwork to Public Partnership, LLC as if he were still caring for Bonnie. Spalding assisted in obtaining Shawn’s signatures on the paperwork. During the 10 months that Shawn was incarcerated, he was paid a total of $20,616.02 for services he did not provide.