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Sedgwick County man ordered to repay more than $14,000 for Medicaid fraud

Release Date: Sep 30, 2019

WICHITA – (September 30, 2019) – A Sedgwick County man has been ordered to repay more than $14,000 to the Kansas Medicaid Program after being found guilty of Medicaid fraud-related charges, Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

David Callicutt, 57, of Goddard, pleaded guilty in August in Sedgwick County District Court to one felony count of making a false claim to the Medicaid Program and one felony count of theft. Sedgwick County District Judge Seth Rundle last week ordered Callicutt to repay $14,408.65 to the Kansas Medicaid Program. Judge Rundle also sentenced Callicutt to 12 months probation with an underlying prison sentence of six 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 by the attorney general’s Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Division revealed that Callicutt, while employed by two different Medicaid-eligible patients, billed the Medicaid program for overlapping and excessive home-based care services totaling $14,408.65. The crimes occurred between April 6, 2014, and January 26, 2016.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Alma Heckler of Schmidt’s office. 

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