Greenwich Police Officer Michael Mastronardi was placed on paid administrative leave last week, after the Department was notified by the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney of an ongoing criminal investigation involving Mastronardi.
Mastronardi, an 18 year veteran of the Greenwich Police Department, is facing charges of Larceny and Health Insurance Fraud.
Officer Mastronardi, 45, of Shelton was arrested Wednesday, Aug 7.
The charges are not related to his work as a police officer or with the Town of Greenwich.
The Police Administration recognizes that Officer Mastronardi is entitled to all established due process rights afforded him and, while ensuring the community’s continued public trust in the Department, will reserve judgment until such time that a through Internal Affairs investigation has been completed.
According to a Chief State’s Attorney’s spokesman, Mr. Mastronardi is accused of billing Medicaid for work as a personal care assistant that he didn’t perform.
According to his arrest warrant, Mastronardi was an enrolled provider in Medicaid’s Personal Care Assistance program, which is a federal and state-funded program that allows participants to hire people to help them with their daily care.
Mastronardi was paid by Medicaid for helping his uncle from August 2014 t0 April 2019.
Mastronardi was released on a promise to appear in Superior Court in Hartford on Aug. 21.