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Medicaid provider convicted of fraud

Medicaid provider convicted of fraud

By Rebecca Lewis. CREATED Sep 3, 2014

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- 31-year-old Solange Phillips has been sentenced for Medicaid Fraud.

Phillips pled guilty to and was sentenced for a gross misdemeanor offense of failure to maintain adequate records. 

District Court Judge David Barker sentenced Phillips to 200 days in jail, suspended, performance of 100 hours of community service and payment of $7,500 in restitution, penalties and costs. 

An investigation by the Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit revealed that Phillips was providing false documentation for reimbursement to a mental health company.  

The investigation revealed that Phillips had submitted documentation claiming she had provided mental health services to Medicaid recipients.  

The hours Phillips allegedly provided to the Medicaid recipients did not reflect the actual amount of hours she listed on her documentation.  

The documentation was relied upon by the mental health company for submission of claims to Nevada Medicaid.  

The fraud occurred from September 2012 through May 2013.

Rebecca Lewis

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Rebecca Lewis is currently an Interactive Web Editor for ktnv.com and KTNV Mobile.