False Claims Lead to Arrest

An investigator from the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals Medicaid Fraud Control Unit filed two criminal complaints against Brooke Banse on March 18, 2014. The complaints accuse Banse of fraudulent practice in the first degree, a class C felony, and tampering with records, an aggravated misdemeanor. According to the complaints, Banse allegedly submitted records and received federal Medicaid payments in excess of $10,000.00 for services that Banse did not provide. Banse was arrested with the assistance of the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office and posted bond in the evening of March 18, 2014.

The Garner-Hayfield Community School Board met this morning to discuss the situation concerning the employee. Banse works as a student advocate for the district. The district reviewed the accusations concerning her falsifying service logs and making false claims to receive federal Medicaid payments.

The Board has decided to place Banse on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the case.