A former Massachusetts teacher has been convicted of stealing $2.5 million from the state's Medicaid program.
Attorney General Maura Healey announced Wednesday that Hellen Kiago, of Sturbridge, fraudulently billed MassHealth through a home health agency she owned, Lifestream Healthcare Alliance.
Prosecutors say the 48-year-old Kiago billed Medicaid for unauthorized services and had employees assist patients for longer than necessary and falsify documents to hide wrongdoing.
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Kiago was indicted in 2017. Prosecutors said at her arraignment that within weeks of authorities searching her offices, she transferred $1.5 million to Kenya, where her child's father lived.
She also married one of her employees and received a green card.
Kiago taught in Worcester for 13 years.
A jury convicted her on charges of larceny and filing false Medicaid claims. Sentencing is May 24.