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A 51-year-old Vinton woman has been arrested for a variety of felonies as part of an ongoing investigation into cases of fraud and theft by a care provider.

Deanna D. Seevell has been charged with the Class D felonies of second degree theft, identity theft (two counts), second degree fraudulent practices; and two aggravated misdemeanors, forgery and tampering with records.

Trial information documents filed this week in Benton County District Court alleges that Seevell, while serving as a caregiver for a local resident, filed claims with Medicare for services she did not provide to that patient. She is also accused of forging a patient’s signature on a check from an insurance company and destroying documents related to these crimes. The second-degree nature of the crimes indicates that Seevell gained more than $1,000 but less than $10,000 from these actions.

Seevell, a Consumer-Directed Attendant Care (CDAC) provider,had multiple clients and there are multiple victims in this case, which police continue to investigate, said Vinton Police Chief Jeff Tilson.

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I sure hope the penalties for such rude actions are severe. If not maybe the laws should change. There is nothing worse that an individual taking advantage of another. Especially, if that person is disabled or elderly. May God help this individual.
By: Kirk Beason on May 5th 7:38pm

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