PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A man accused of defrauding the South Dakota Medicaid program has been sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to pay back $990.
Thirty-eight-year-old Tanka Bhujel pleaded guilty in state court to one count of making false claims, a class 5 felony. Authorities say he inflated the number of hours he worked while he was employed as a home health care provider with the Alpha Sigma Health Group in Sioux Falls.
Bhujel, of Des Moines, Iowa, was also ordered to complete 80 hours of community service.
Source: Judge orders man to pay back $990 in Medicaid fraud case THE EAGLE