Wisconsin Shares Suspension

Provider Name Licensed Capacity* Shares Authorizations* Most Recent Monthly Payment
Treasure Me Learning Center 80 78 (December, 2010) $34,773 (December, 2010)

*At suspension unless otherwise noted

Rationale for Reasonable Suspicion of Program Violation:

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 Department’s investigation including but not limited to: 1) a conviction substantially relating to the care of children or the operation of a business and 2) the provider’s failure to maintain and submit accurate attendance records as required by the Shares program. The Department has determined that the child care center’s administrator has been convicted of felony forgery (s. 943.38(1)) on 8/9/2000. The Department has evidence that the provider billed for more hours than children actually attended. The Department visited the provider’s child care center and the attendance records accurately reflected the children in care, however when the provider submitted billing, the provider billed for more hours of care than was reflected on the attendance records. The Department also has evidence that the provider continued billing the Shares program for six months after a child stopped attending the provider’s child care center in February 2010.


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