SC woman charged with Medicaid fraud could serve up to 10 years

ELGIN, S.C. (WACH) — An Elgin woman has been charged with medical fraud according to the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (SCMFCU).

Rachel Nicole Summers, 37, has been charged with two counts of obtaining signature or property by false pretenses of $10 thousand dollars or more.

According to SCMFCU, between July 30, 2018 and March 26, 2021 while working at Jasper County Disabilities and Special Needs Board, Summers submitted timesheets for services she did not provide. This resulted in improper submission and payment of claims by the SC Medicaid program.

This is a felony charge with a penalty of up to ten years in prison.

The SCMFCU has authority over Medicaid provider fraud; abuse and neglect of Medicaid beneficiaries in any setting; and the abuse, neglect, and exploitation of individuals residing in assisted living facilities or nursing homes.

Source: SC woman charged with Medicaid fraud could serve up to 10 years / WACH FOX 57

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