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NEW HAVEN — An adult education employee charged with federal health care fraud has been placed on leave, according to the city.

The action took place after the U.S. Department of Justice notified the city that Cortney Dunlap, a New Haven Board of Education Adult Education employee, had been arrested and charged with health care fraud and making false statements relating to health care matters, according to a release.

Dunlap, when he was employed as a guidance counselor at the city’s adult and continuing education program, allegedly accessed a computer database to obtain students’ birth dates and Social Security numbers to determine who was insured by Medicaid, according to the government. He then allegedly billed Medicaid for psychotherapy sessions that were not provided.



“New Haven Public Schools takes personal information very seriously, and we will conduct an internal investigation into this matter to ensure that individuals’ personal information is not compromised,” New Haven Public Schools Superintendent Iline Tracey said.

Dunlap, 36, of Avon, was placed on administrative leave pending an internal investigation by New Haven’s Labor Relations Department working with the New Haven Public Schools.


The U.S. Attorney’s office charged that Dunlap, a licensed professional counselor, billed Medicaid for more than 24 hours of psychotherapy on 67 different dates in 2020, as well as for 60-minute sessions for 44 patients, none of which the government says occurred. The charges also include allegedly billing Medicaid for services while he was on a cruise to the Bahamas in July 2019.


The charges also allege that Dunlap billed Medicaid for fraudulent psychotherapy services for workers at Inspirational Care, Inc., a company he owns that provided in-home and community-based services to persons with disabilities.

Through this company and a subsidiary, KEYS Program, the charges state that Dunlap operated group homes in five locations in the state. These included residences for women and children who may be victims of domestic abuse or violence, the government asserts.

Dunlap required residents of the group homes to provide copies of Medicaid identification cards for themselves and their children when they signed housing agreements, the U.S. Attorney’s office said. The professional counselor than allegedly billed Medicaid for psychotherapy services that were never provided to residents of two group homes in Hartford, and their children.


Dunlap appeared Thursday through a video conference before U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert A. Richardson and was released on a $100,000 bond.



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