Wisconsin Shares Suspension
|Provider Name||Licensed Capacity*||Shares Authorizations*||Most Recent Monthly Payment|
|Houdini Academy||42||0 (March, 2011)||$868 (March, 2011)|
*At suspension unless otherwise noted
Rationale for Reasonable Suspicion of Program Violation:
Outagamie County and the Department of Children and Families suspended all Wisconsin Shares payments to the provider based on a reasonable suspicion that the provider violated provisions of the Wisconsin Shares program. The suspension was based upon a combination of red flags indicating a likelihood of Shares violations and the following findings from the County’s investigation including but not limited to: 1) the provider’s failure to maintain and submit accurate attendance records as required by the Shares program and 2) the provider’s failure to comply with the statutes, promulgated rules, or policies of the Wisconsin Shares program.
The County has evidence that the provider:
o Billed for children no longer attending the child care center, even after the parents stopped bringing their children to the child care center.
o Billed for more hours than children actually attended.
o Billed for children who were not in attendance.
o Admitted the attendance records and billing records were not accurate.