EL DORADO – (July 15, 2011) – A Wichita woman was sentenced this week to nine months in prison after pleading guilty to Medicaid fraud and felony theft, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced today.
Vanessa Glass, 52, of Wichita, was sentenced Wednesday in Butler County District Court. She was also ordered to pay $3,323 in restitution to the Kansas Medicaid program. Due to the defendant’s previous convictions and the fact that she was on federal supervised release for drug charges at the time of the offense, the state recommended she be sentenced to prison. District Court Judge David Ricke accepted the state’s sentencing recommendation.
The case was investigated by the attorney general’s Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Unit and prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Amanda Voth. The Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Unit works to return taxpayers’ money fraudulently taken from the state Medicaid program. The unit also investigates and prosecutes complaints of patient abuse or neglect by Medicaid providers.