TOPEKA – (July 10, 2018) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt today announced that his office has charged six individuals with Medicaid fraud and/or related charges as part of a nationwide enforcement action led by the U.S. Department of Justice.
The charges against the six individuals allege losses to the Kansas Medicaid program totaling more than $90,000 in false billings. The cases filed were as follows:
- State v. Lindsey Gill and State v. Dorothy Gill; Lyon County Case Nos. 18-CR-264 and 18-CR-265; Each charged with possession with intent to distribute, possession of a controlled substance, forgery, unlawful distribution of a controlled substance using a telecommunication device, unlawfully obtaining a prescription only drug, Medicaid fraud and theft.
- State v. Rebecca Tosh; Crawford County Case No. 18-CR-199-P; Charged with making a false claim to the Medicaid program, theft, and unlawful acts concerning computers.
- State v. Candy German; Edwards County Case No. 18-CR-30; Charged with destruction or concealment of records.
- State v. Jeremy Bailey; Johnson County Case No. 18-CR-1787; Charged with theft, unlawful possession of a controlled substance and Medicaid fraud.
- State v. Brittany Jackson; Sedgwick County Case No. 18-CR-1703-FE; Charged with theft, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, making a false writing and Medicaid fraud.
Criminal charges are merely accusations; individuals are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
The cases were filed as part of the second National Health Care Fraud Takedown, which included the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Drug Enforcement Administration, Defense Criminal Investigative Service and state Medicaid Fraud Control Units. The nationwide sweep, targeting fraud against the Medicare, Medicaid and TRICARE programs, included more than 600 defendants in 58 federal judicial districts charged with participating in fraud schemes involving approximately $2 billion in losses to Medicare and Medicaid.