WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - Kyla Kongvongsay has pleaded guilty and has been sentenced to repay the Kansas Medicaid system more than $16,000 for her conviction on two Medicaid fraud-related charges.

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said that the 22-year-old pleaded guilty to one count of making a false claim, statement or representation to the Medicaid program and one count of unlawful acts concerning computers.

Retired Sedgwick County Judge Ben Burgess sentenced Kongvongsay to repay the Kansas Medicaid program $16,089.67. He also sentenced her to serve 12 months of supervised probation.

An investigation found Kongvongsay and her father, Johnson Kongvongsay, at different points in time were working as personal care assistants for a relative who was a Medicaid beneficiary. Investigators found that the father and daughter were submitting false claims, purporting to be providing personal care services to the relative when they were actually working other jobs. It was found that they committed $30,947.45 worth of fraud.

Johnson Kongvongsay pleaded guilty on Thursday to one count of making a false claim, statement or representation to the Medicaid program and one count of unlawful acts concerning computers. His sentencing is scheduled for January 26, 2023.