WICHITA – (May 2, 2016) – A Wichita woman was ordered last week to repay more than $5,000 to the Kansas Medicaid Program after pleading guilty to Medicaid fraud-related charges, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.
Demetrious Keeler, 35, pleaded guilty in March in Sedgwick County District Court to one count of unlawful acts concerning computers. Judge Dave Dahl ordered Keeler to repay $5,140.89 to the Kansas Medicaid Program. Judge Dahl also sentenced Keeler to 18 months probation. Convictions such as this one may also result in a period during which the defendant is prohibited from being paid wages through a government health care program.
An investigation revealed that Keeler billed Medicaid for multiple individuals at the same time and also during times when the clients were hospitalized. There were approximately 500 conflicting hours of services identified which the defendant could not have provided as billed. The crime occurred between January 2012 and July 2013.
Assistant Attorney General Stefani Hepford of Schmidt’s office prosecuted the case against Keeler.