Lawrence woman to repay $11,000 for Medicaid fraud

LAWRENCE – (June 6, 2014) –A release from Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt stated that a Lawrence woman has been ordered to repay over $11,000 after being found guilty of Medicaid fraud.

Penny Miller, 49, pleaded no contest on Friday to one count of making a false claim to the Medicaid program. Douglas County District Judge Peggy Kittel accepted Miller’s plea, adjudged her guilty and scheduled sentencing for August 1. As part of the plea, Miller must pay restitution in the amount of $11,128.71 to the Kansas Medicaid program.

Miller was accused of billing for home health care services during a time the Medicaid beneficiary was hospitalized. The crime occurred from January 2009 to December 2011.

The case was investigated by the attorney general’s Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Division. Assistant Attorney General John Bryant of Schmidt’s office is prosecuting the case.

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