A Bloomfield woman is scheduled to appear in Hardin Circuit Court after she was indicted last week on charges of stealing nearly $300,000 in Social Security and Medicaid benefits over a 19-year period.
Sally Mae Maddox, 63, is facing three felony charges following her indictment last week by a Hardin County grand jury.
According to an indictment, Maddox secured $292,225.33 in government benefits from May 7, 1996, through April 2, 2015. More than $199,000 of the money came in the form of Medicaid benefits.
Maddox is alleged to have “failed to report that her spouse was a household member and that he received income, which would have affected her eligibility for benefits under Medicaid, a public assistance program,” according to her indictment.
The indictment further states Maddox created or reinforced a false impression with intent to deprive the Social Security Administration and Medicaid of benefits.
Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Eric Carr said Maddox’s indictment is part of a broader investigation.
“It’s a federal case handled at the state level,” Carr said. “The victim is the state of Kentucky and Medicaid.”
Maddox was indicted on two counts of theft by deception of more than $10,000 — Class C felonies punishable by five to 10 years in prison, if convicted. She also was indicted on a misrepresentation or failure to report a change to obtain public assistance benefits of more than $100.
Carr said he expects additional indictments as the investigation progresses.