WICHITA, Kan. (WIBW) – A Wichita woman has been ordered to pay back more than $15,000 after she used her dead care attendant’s information to continue to receive Medicaid benefits.
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt says that on Tuesday, Oct. 25, Cynthia Fisher, 59, of Wichita, was sentenced to repay the Kansas Medicaid system more than $15,000 after she made false claims for services that were not provided.
AG Schmidt indicated that Fisher was sentenced in Sedgwick Co. District Court on felony charges of making a false claim, statement or representation to the Kansas medical program. Judge Christopher Magana sentenced her to repay $15,064.28, serve 12 months of probation, complete a theft offender class and perform community service.
Court records note that Fisher pleaded guilty to the charges on Sept. 13.