2012 News Releases

Junction City woman guilty of Medicaid fraud

Release Date: Feb 22, 2012

Lavita NelsonJUNCTION CITY – (February 22, 2012) – A Junction City woman was found guilty yesterday of Medicaid fraud and forgery, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

A Geary County jury convicted Lavita Nelson, 22, on one count of making a false claim to the Medicaid program and four counts of forgery. The charges stemmed from a scheme where Nelson was hired by her father to be his personal care attendant. Nelson submitted claims to the Kansas Medicaid program for providing health services to her father while he was in custody in the Geary County Jail.

The case was heard by Judge Steven L Hornbaker. Assistant Attorneys General Stefani Hepford and Kasey Rogg prosecuted the case. Sentencing has been set for April 6.

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