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Two Plead Guilty To Medicaid Fraud

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(LAS VEGAS, KXNT)–A Las Vegas woman has pleaded guilty to defrauding the state Medicaid program out of nearly a million dollars.

The U.S. Attorney says Susan Hill of Las Vegas and Cassandra Little of Reno have pleaded guilty before a judge in Reno. Hill pleaded to single charges of health care fraud and money laundering. Little pleaded guilty 38 counts of the same crimes.

Prosecutors say over a four year period, the pair fraudulently overbilled for expensive therapy-related services. They had formed a company which entered into a contract with the state Medicaid program to provide services to children, created a program to obtain aid for the parents of the children, and additionally recruited parents and guardians to provide those services to their own children without training.

The company formed by Hill and Little billed Medicaid $8,000 per month per child for services. But prosecutors say the children received no services.

Both face up to ten years in prison and $250,000 fines on the health care fraud charges and up to 20 years in prison and fines for money laundering. They will be sentenced in July.

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