Quote from Butterfly_08
I have been an LVN since 2004. I have worked home care for almost 6 years now for several agencies in my area. I adore my patients and their families dearly. Unfortunately my DON approached me afew days ago with a very serious matter. Apparently I am being accused of fraudulent activity on my time sheets/ time cards
. A parent (PCG) of a home care patient I cared for is accusing me of leaving early and coming late on several occasions adding up to approximately 22 hours!!!! This came as a complete shock to me because The PCG is the one who personally signed me in and out during the home care visits. And since these hours have already been charged to medi-cal my DON and supervisor has said it is necessary to report to the Boards of nursing as fraudulent activity. I am just now digesting this issue and I have to act on this NOW.
I would surely appreciate ANY advice anyone has. Anyone who has faced these type of allegations. Should I hire a lawyer? attempt to contact the PCG (I no longer work for that case)?? I worked so hard for my license and work so hard to take care of my patients to the best of my ability. I will not go down without a fight. This accusation is untrue and I am hurt by all of this. Please help. What should I do? and what are the repercussions to fraud??
Any advice is surely appreciated.
Butterfly_08 - Did everything end up working out for you? I hope so...