Illinois State Police Home Illinois State Police Brendan F. Kelly, Director
Brendan F.

Governor JB Pritzker

Agency Links

Winter Road Conditions
ISP Fallen Officers Memorial
Illinois State Police Memorial Park
Agencies, Boards & Commissions
Illinois Amber Alert
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Inspector General
Illinois Department of Human Rights
Cutting the Red Tape

  Illinois State Police News Release   

diagonal image

Illinois State Police Medicaid Fraud Control Bureau Investigation Leads to Vendor Fraud Conviction

ISP Seal
Press Release Date: October 4, 2016    || Archived February 20, 2019

Springfield, IL –The Illinois State Police (ISP) announce the sentencing of a former personal assistant.  On September 27, 2016, Haydee Lopez, age 31 of Chicago, pled guilty to one count of Vendor Fraud, a class 1 felony, in Cook County.  

On July 11, 2013, the ISP, Medicaid Fraud Control Bureau (MFCB) received a complaint from the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services – Office of Inspector General, concerning possible Medicaid fraud.  The ISP, MFCB conducted an investigation and determined that Lopez defrauded Medicaid in the amount of $28,754.  The investigation revealed Lopez had submitted fraudulent documents to the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) – Division of Rehabilitation Services for payment for providing personal care services to a Medicaid recipient in Illinois.  ISP MFCB agents discovered Lopez, the Medicaid recipient, or both, were actually living in Mexico and vacationing in the Bahamas during the same time she was claiming she provided personal care services in Illinois. 

“It’s troubling when people steal money from a program designed to assist people with limited resources,” stated Captain Brian Ley, Commander of the ISP, MFCB.  “When you’re committing Medicaid fraud, you’re not only stealing from the government, your stealing from those most in need.  We will continue to aggressively investigate cases of provider fraud within the Medicaid program,” he continued. 

Once investigated, the case was referred to the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Bureau for prosecution.

Lopez was sentenced to 24 months of Felony Probation and 20 days in the Cook County Sheriff’s Work Alternative Program.  This sentence is in addition to the 133 days Lopez already served on electronic home monitoring.  Lopez has also been ordered to pay $28,754 in restitution to IDHS.

Individuals are encouraged to call the ISP Medicaid Fraud Hotline at (888) 557-9503 to report suspected fraud of medical providers involved the Medicaid system.


For more information contact:
Media Relations (Media Inquiries Only)
Telephone: (217) 782-6637
TDD: (800) 255-3323

Agency Features

Statewide 911
Firearms Services
Sex Offender Information
Missing Illinois Sex Offenders
Murderer and Violent Offender Against Youth Information
Methamphetamine Manufacturer Registry
Uniform Crime Reporting
Take the ISP Citizen Survey
Medicaid Fraud
Become a Trooper
Ending Opioid Misuse
Illinois Crash Report
Illinois Bicentennial
Copyright © 2019 Illinois State Police Site Map | ISP Privacy | Illinois Privacy Info | Kids Privacy | Web Accessibility | Contact Us