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Missouri man pleads no contest to Medicaid fraud and theft

Release Date: Apr 27, 2012

William TaylorKANSAS CITY, Kan. – (April 27, 2012) – A Kansas City, Mo., man yesterday pled no contest to making false claims to the Kansas Medicaid program and theft, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

William Taylor, 49, submitted timesheets indicating he had provided Personal Care Attendant services to his relative, when his relative was actually incarcerated in the Johnson County jail.

As part of the plea, he must serve 30 days in jail and pay restitution in the amount of $2,689.83 to the Kansas Medicaid Program. The plea was accepted by Judge Ernest Johnson in Wyandotte County District Court, who then entered a finding of guilty. Sentencing is set for May 23 at 1:30 p.m.

Assistant Attorney General Amanda Voth from Schmidt’s office prosecuted the case. The case was investigated by the Attorney General’s Office Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Division.

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