Former head of Lexington company serving disabled people arrested on fraud charges

kward1@herald-leader.comMarch 24, 2014 

On March 4, a Fayette County grand jury charged Cheron L. Miller, 35, with four counts of second-degree forgery and one count of defrauding the Kentucky Medicaid program

The former director of a Lexington-based company serving people with disabilities was arrested Monday on felony fraud charges.

Cheron L. Miller, 35, the former executive director of Support Source, is accused of getting a fake diploma and falsifying her credentials on forms that were submitted to the state Cabinet for Health and Family Services, the state attorney general's office said Monday in a news release.

Miller was indicted March 4 by a Fayette County grand jury on four counts of second-degree forgery and one count of defrauding the state Medicaid program, both class D felonies.

Miller was arrested Monday by an investigator with the attorney general's Medicaid fraud and abuse control unit and the Lexington police. She could face up to 25 years in prison and a fine if convicted.

On March 13, the founder of Support Source, Sheryl A. Bruner of Nicholasville, was found guilty of 14 federal counts of Social Security fraud and bankruptcy fraud.

Bruner took disability checks for 10 years when she was not disabled and was working, and she concealed hundreds of thousands of dollars in assets when she filed for bankruptcy, according to the government's case against her.

Karla Ward: (859) 231-3314. Twitter: @HLpublicsafety.

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