2015 News Releases

Kansas City man ordered to pay restitution in Medicaid fraud case

Release Date: Aug 03, 2015

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – (August 3, 2015) – A Kansas City, Kan., man was ordered last week to pay restitution related to Medicaid fraud, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

Markeith Lowe, 30, was ordered by Judge Michael A. Russell to pay $5,639.64 in restitution to the Kansas Medicaid program. Russell also sentenced Lowe to 12 months probation with an underlying sentence of seven months in prison and 12 months post release supervision.

The charges stemmed from an investigation by the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Division which revealed that between June 2009 and October 2011 Lowe, while serving as a personal care attendant to his grandmother, charged Medicaid for services not provided. In June, Lowe pleaded guilty to one count of making a false claim to the Medicaid program.

Assistant Attorney General Alma Heckler of Schmidt’s office prosecuted the case.

 

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