Probation for woman charged with taking payments for deceased mother 

A Millbrae woman accused of fraudulently billing the state to provide home care for her mother — who is deceased — was slapped with two years probation on Monday.

Lani Sala Faamausili, 40, pleaded no contest to charges that she bilked nearly $4,500 from the California Department of Health Care Services. The state was paying her to provide home care for her mother. She continued to submit time cards after her mom died on Sept. 11, 2009, District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.

She also charged the state home-care fees while her mother was in the hospital during a two-week period ending June 30, 2009, Wagstaffe said. Faamausili forged her mother’s signature in order to obtain the payment, he said.

She spent one day in county jail for the fraud. The judge has also ordered that she pay in full what was stolen from the state, along with court fees.

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