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Jackson County woman ordered to repay more than $4,500 for Medicaid fraud

Release Date: May 11, 2018

HOLTON – (May 11, 2018) – A Jackson County woman was ordered today to repay more than $4,500 to the Kansas Medicaid Program after pleading guilty to Medicaid fraud-related charges, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

Lisa Lynn Allen, 56, of Soldier, pleaded guilty in April in Jackson County District Court to one felony count of making a false claim to the Medicaid program. Today, Judge Norbert Marek ordered Allen to repay $4,511.72 to the Kansas Medicaid Program. Judge Marek also sentenced Allen to 24 months probation with an underlying jail sentence of 6 months. 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 Allen billed Medicaid for services provided as a personal care attendant for a Medicaid beneficiary while on the job with another employer. There were approximately 101 hours that the defendant claimed she was providing services while she was working at another job. The crimes occurred between November 2014 and September 2015.

Assistant Attorney General Ed Brancart of Schmidt’s office prosecuted the case.

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