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Leavenworth woman found guilty of Medicaid fraud, computer crime

Release Date: Sep 24, 2019

LEAVENWORTH – (September 24, 2019) – A Leavenworth woman has been found guilty of Medicaid fraud and committing a computer crime, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

Ena Louise Mathis, 53, pleaded guilty last week in Leavenworth County District Court to one felony count of Medicaid fraud and one felony count of committing a computer crime. The case stemmed from an investigation by the Attorney General’s Office Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Division, which revealed Mathis submitted false claims to the Medicaid program to pay for in-home assistance for a Medicaid beneficiary during times when the beneficiary was in a hospital or a resident in a nursing facility. In total, Mathis falsely billed the Medicaid program for $6,425 over an interactive computer system used by the Medicaid program. The crimes occurred between July 28, 2016, and January 31, 2017.

District Judge Michael Gibbens accepted the plea. Sentencing has been scheduled for October 30.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Ed Brancart of Schmidt’s office.

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