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Wichita woman pleads guilty to Medicaid fraud, drug charges

Release Date: Nov 01, 2018

WICHITA – (November 1, 2018) – A Wichita woman this week pleaded guilty to Medicaid fraud and related charges, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

Brittany Michelle Jackson, 28, pleaded guilty in Sedgwick County District Court to one count of Medicaid fraud, two counts of possession of a controlled substance and two counts of making a false information. The charges stemmed from an investigation by the attorney general’s Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Division which revealed that Jackson stole prescription medications while working as a Certified Medication Aide and Certified Nurse Aide in a Sedgwick County nursing facility. The medications, Oxycodone and Hydrocodone, are opioids classified by Kansas law as a Schedule II Controlled Substance. The crimes occurred in November 2017.

As a condition of the plea, Jackson has agreed to voluntarily surrender her certification with the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services. District Judge Christopher M. Magana accepted the plea and scheduled sentencing for December 12 at 1:30 p.m.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Meghan Markey of Schmidt’s office.

Kansas filed the case as part of 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 criminal charges against six individuals. Four of those individuals have now been found guilty. Two additional cases remain pending.

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