2012 News Releases

Oklahoma woman pleads no contest to Medicaid fraud in Southeast Kansas

Release Date: Aug 31, 2012

COFFEYVILLE – (August 31, 2012) – An Oklahoma woman will repay more than $4,600 to the Kansas Medicaid program after pleading no contest Thursday to charges of Medicaid fraud, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

Lisa M. Fritz, 36, of Bartlesville, Okla., pleaded no contest to one count of making a false claim to the Medicaid program, three counts of forgery and one count of mistreatment of a dependent adult. Judge Roger Gossard accepted the pleas in Montgomery County District Court. The defendant agreed to pay restitution of $4,650.88 to the Kansas Medicaid program. Sentencing is scheduled for October 11 at 9 a.m.

The charges stemmed from the defendant’s conduct in providing home health care services to an individual in Montgomery County over the course of three months in 2010.

Assistant Attorney General Stefani Hepford of Schmidt's office prosecuted the case. The crimes were investigated by the Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Division.

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