Thursday, February 13, 2014
ObamaCare Strikes Again! Colorado Exchange Director Indicted for Fraud, Theft
Christa Ann McClure, the director of the failed ObamaCare health exchange Connect for Health Colorado was placed on administrative leave when the state discovered she'd been indicted for stealing from a non-profit housing agency in Billings, Montana.
According to the Denver Post, she failed to notify Connect for Health Colorado about the pending accusations against her when she applied for the $130,000 job as director:
She was indicted Jan. 16 and notified her current Denver employer, the state-sponsored health exchange, on Monday, a few days after the story broke in Montana media, Connect for Health spokesman Ben Davis said in a telephone interview.
Connect for Health performed a criminal background check and checked references before hiring McClure in March, Davis said.
"She was completely clean," he said. Her position as executive director of Housing Montana of Billings, he said, made her well-qualified for her post as Connect for Health's director of partner engagement — she was liaison with state and federal partners, such as Medicaid officials. The job pays $130,000 a year.
I guess they didn't check references and vet her all that closely, eh? I wonder if she used to be associated with ACORN? Sounds like it:
McClure was released pending trial, now scheduled for June. Each of the counts in the indictment against her carry potential penalties of five, 10 or 20 years in prison and a fine of $250,000.
The 12-page indictment alleges that, while serving as executive director of the federally funded Housing Montana, McClure, between 2008 and 2010, paid herself "significant sums" for consulting services, although she was already on the payroll as a full-time employee.
She also made payments to her family and used federal money for personal travel, to pay family bills and to buy consulting services, the indictment alleges.
She also is accused of charging homeowners for a $750 warranty that did not exist, converting a laptop for personal use, inflating the hours she was to be compensated and writing herself a $21,000 check to which she was not entitled.
If the 'background checks' on top level executives for ObamaCare are this loose, can you just imagine what they're like for the navigators and other employees...who have access to all your personal data?