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Vegas Woman Gets Prison For Medicaid Fraud

(LAS VEGAS, KXNT)–A Las Vegas woman has been sentenced to 1 to 4 years in prison in a Medicaid fraud case.

The state Attorney General’s office says 39 year old Sherice Joann Williams was, “turning in documentation that services had been provided to a Medicaid recipient. An investigation showed that no services had been provided.  Williams will now spend at least the next year in prison.”

She will also be required to pay nearly $10,000 in restitution, penalties and costs.

According to a release from the AG’s office, the case began after information was provided to the Nevada Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) from Nevada Medicaid’s Surveillance and Utilization Review Unit.  The information provided alleged that Williams was not providing services to a Medicaid recipient.  Even though services were not being provided to this Medicaid recipient, Williams was turning in false documentation alleging that those services had been provided.  The investigation found that there were progress notes and subsequent Medicaid claims which were submitted for time periods where the Medicaid recipient was not receiving the behavioral health services.

The fraud occurred between February 2012 and May 2012.

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