Niskayuna personal care aide faces fraud charges

— A former personal care aide is accused of falsifying 32 time sheets and receiving more than $6,000 in Medicaid reimbursement for hours of care he did not provide to a man with Parkinson’s disease.

Boris Mayorov, 67, of Niskayuna, was charged with offering a false instrument for filing and third-degree grand larceny, both felonies, according to a news release from Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office.

The Medicaid recipient with Parkinson’s received personal care in his home from four aides, including Mayorov, Schneiderman’s office said. An investigation found Mayorov falsified the time sheets by adding hours he did not work after he secured the signature of the patient’s wife, who authorized the care provided. Mayorov then personally mailed the timesheets to his employer, Consumer Directed Choices Inc., to receive payment.

Mayorov was arraigned Wednesday in Niskayuna Town Court and released. He is due back in court Oct. 15.

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