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Eureka women found guilty of Medicaid fraud, drug crimes

Release Date: Oct 04, 2018

EMPORIA – (October 4, 2018) – Two Eureka women were found guilty yesterday of Medicaid fraud and possession of controlled substances, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

Dorothy J. Gill, 66, pleaded guilty yesterday in Lyon County District Court to one felony count of possession of oxycodone and one count of Medicaid fraud. Lindsey M. Gill, 36, pleaded guilty to one felony count of possession of oxycodone, one felony count of possession of hydrocodone, one felony count of possession of codeine and one count of Medicaid fraud. 

The cases stemmed from an investigation by the Attorney General’s Office Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Division, the Emporia Police Department and the Burlington Police Department. The investigation revealed that the defendants used fraudulent written prescriptions to obtain controlled substances from multiple pharmacies in Lyon County, and some of the prescriptions were billed to Medicaid. The crimes occurred between April 2015 and May 2016. 

District Magistrate Judge Douglas P. Jones accepted the pleas. Sentencing has been scheduled for November 21.

The cases are being prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Ed Brancart of Schmidt’s office.

These cases were the first two convictions stemming from a national sweep of Medicaid fraud enforcement actions led by the U.S. Department of Justice, which was announced in July. As part of that national effort, the Kansas attorney general filed charges against six individuals. The four additional cases remain pending.

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