- Division of Criminal Justice Director
Vaughn L. McKoy announced that an Atlantic
County Nurse Assistant has been ordered
to forfeit any future health care-related
employment after she pleaded guilty to
assaulting an elderly nursing home patient.
According to Insurance Fraud Prosecutor
Greta Gooden Brown, Chanel McRae, 27,
Railroad Boulevard, Richland, Atlantic
County, was ordered by Atlantic County
Superior Court Judge Michael Connor to
forfeit any future employment in the health
care field and to serve five years probation.
The sentence was pursuant to McRae’s
guilty plea to an Atlantic County indictment
filed by the Division of Criminal Justice
- Office of Insurance Fraud Prosecutor
on June 8. The indictment charged McRae
with aggravated assault.
At the guilty plea hearing, McRae admitted
that on April 10, 2004, while employed
as a Nurse’s Assistant at the Absecon
Manor Long Term Care Facility and Rehabilitation
Center, she struck the elderly patient
State Investigator Christine Barclay and
Deputy Attorney General William Hoyman
were assigned to the investigation. DAG
Hoyman represented the Office of Insurance
Fraud Prosecutor at the Oct. 28 sentencing.
Absecon Manor Long Term Care Facility
and Rehabilitation Center greatly assisted
the Division of Criminal Justice in the
The Medicaid Program, which is funded
by the state and federal governments,
provides health care services and prescription
drugs to persons who may not otherwise
be able to afford such services and medicines.
The Office of Insurance Fraud Prosecutor’s
Medicaid Fraud Section investigates both
criminal and civil Medicaid fraud as well
as abuse in the Medicaid Program.