Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

February 1, 2014

Centerville woman charged with fraud, tampering


The Daily Iowegian

---- — A Centerville woman has been charged with first degree fraudulent practice and tampering with records.

According to court documents obtained Friday, Tarah Tiffany Moore, 29, of Centerville, has been charged by the state for a felony C charge of first degree fraudulent practice and an aggravated misdemeanor charge of tampering with records.

The charges stem from allegations of Moore’s practices between September 2012 and August 2013 in Appanoose County. The court filing alleges Moore made false statement for an application for payment of services involving the medical assistance program.

Moore is being accused of submitting false billing for services that she allegedly did not provide. The complaint and affidavit alleges the amount of those billings totaled $14,844.45.

The complaint and affidavit for the tampering with records charge alleges she created “at least 169 false records documenting services that she did not provide.” The affidavit accuses Moore of using those records to support her claim for repayment from the state.

Moore entered a plea of not guilty on Wednesday. Moore was ordered by the courts on the same day to be finger printed at the Appanoose County Law Center within a 30 day period.

The preliminary hearing was waived by attorney Robert Bozwell, who is listed as Moore's attorney in court filings. A future court date has not been set, according to court documents and online filings.