PARSONS – (June 10, 2014) – A Parsons woman was ordered today to repay $19,704 to the Kansas Medicaid program after pleading no contest to eight charges of Medicaid fraud.
Ginger Wilson, 45, pleaded no contest in February to multiple 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. Judge Jeffry Jack today ordered Wilson to repay the unlawfully taken funds in addition to a suspended sentence of 21 months in prison. Wilson was also ordered to serve 24 months of probation.
The crimes were discovered during an investigation by the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Division into home health care billings by several employees and independent care attendants who used Southeast Kansas Independent Living Center (SKIL) as their payroll agent. So far, 13 defendants have been found guilty of charges stemming from this investigation. These defendants have been ordered to repay more than $116,000. Charges remain pending against one additional defendant.
Assistant Attorney General John Bryant of Schmidt’s office is prosecuting the cases.