Parsons, Kan. -- A Parsons woman has been ordered to pay $19,704 in restitution to the state Medicaid program.
The Kansas Attorney General's office says that in February, 45-year-old Ginger Wilson pleaded no contest to charges of conspiracy to make false statements to the Medicaid program, making false statements to the Medicaid program and unlawful acts involving the Medicaid program. Wilson was ordered to pay restitution to the state and also received 24 months of probation, with a suspended 21 month prison sentence.
Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Division discovered the crimes while investigating home health care billings by several employees and independent care attendants who used Southeast Kansas Independent Living Center as their payroll agent. So far, 13 defendants have been prosecuted and convicted in connection to the investigation.
All 13 have been ordered to repay a total of $116,000. Charges are still pending against a final defendant.