The federal indictment states that Parsons, as a home health care nurse, “was responsible for providing nursing services – including, but not limited to, wound care, personal hygiene maintenance, and feeding assistance.
Parsons was supposed to care for Norman eight hours per day, six days per week. Due to the financial status of Norman’s family, Medicaid agreed to pay for medical treatment, but required health care providers to submit “truthful and accurate information” detailing the specific services rendered.
The indictment said parsons repeatedly submitted “false and fraudulent representations” to Medicaid and “fraudulent nursing care notes that falsely documented fictitious service” to make up for when Parsons allegedly was not at Norman’s residence.
The indictment states, “By devising, executing, and participating in this fraudulent billing scheme,” Parsons caused Medicaid to lose thousands of dollars.
When she was being sentenced for Norman’s death, Montgomery County Common Pleas Court Judge Mary Katherine Huffman told Parsons that only 10 years in prison was a “travesty of justice.” The judge also mentioned a federal investigation that led to the current charges.
A Dayton police detective said daily records kept by Parsons indicated Norman was in good health with no problems and had been fed when Parsons left at 10 p.m. the day she died.
Two minutes later, Norman’s mother called 911 and said her daughter was having difficulty breathing. Norman was rushed to Children’s Medical Center of Dayton where she died at 10:30 p.m., the detective said.