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A Westport,CT woman, who owned and operated Care Point Services Inc. in Bedford Hills, has pled guilty to stealing more than $50,000 from the Westchester County Health Department by fraudulently billing the County for occupational and physical therapy services performed by unlicensed therapists.
38 year old Lisa Bruno also intentionally submitted duplicate bills for OT and PT therapy services and received $852,425 in public funds from the Westchester County Health Department to which she was not entitled.
As a result of her guilty plea,Bruno agreed to pay restitution of up to $852,000. $357,000 of that must be paid at sentencing and the remainder will be paid through the Department of Probation.
Bruno faces 5-15 years in State Prison when sentenced on June 23.
Westchester District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced today that 37 year old Lisa Bruno of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida was arraigned on a four count indictment charging her with 2nd Degree Grand Larceny, 3rd Degree Grand Larceny, Unlicensed Practice of a Profession and 1st Degree Scheme to Defraud.
Bruno owned Care Point Services Incorporated located at 182 Route 117 in Bedford Hills, a business that provided physical and occupational therapy to Westchester County.
She's charged with stealing more than $852,000 from the Westchester County Department of Health between July 2005 and April 2009 for providing services using unlicensed therapists.
Officials allege she also intentionally submitted duplicate bills for occupational and physical therapy services, which netted her $852,425 in public funds from the Westchester County Health which she was not entitled to.
She is being held on $100,000 bail, and is due back in court January 20.
The Westchester County Health Department announced today that it is lifting the boil water advisory issued for residents of Bedford Hills and Katonah in the Town of Bedford.
Water sampling by the Town of Bedford Water Department and the Westchester County Health Department determined that the water in the Bedford Consolidated Water District is safe to drink.
The boil water advisory had been put into effect August 30, following a major water main break that affected more than 2,100 customers.
Officials say they've now found the source of the water main leak that's caused major problems in the Bedford Consolidated Water District that covers Bedford, Bedford Hills and Katonah. The break was located late Monday night near the intersection of Route 117 and Harris Road in Katonah and repaired. More than 21-hundred customers were affected by the problem.
Due to a major water main break, residents of Katonah, Bedford Hills and the Town of Bedford are being advised to boil their drinking water before using it for food preparation until further notice.
There has been little or no water pressure throughout the Bedford Consolidated Water District. More than 2,100 homes and businesses are affected. Officials say they have yet to locate the water main break's location.
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