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Oct. 11, 2012
TOPEKA A 38-year-old Cherryvale woman pleaded guilty to charges of Medicaid fraud and has agreed to repay more than $18,000 as part of a plea bargain, according to Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt.
Shannon Menzer pleaded guilty Tuesday in Labette County District Court to charges of unlawful acts relating to the Medicaid program, making a false claim to the Medicaid program, conspiracy to make a false claim and two counts of making a false information.
Her plea agreement requires her to repay $18,359.56 to the Kansas Medicaid program.
Judge Robert Fleming scheduled sentencing for 1 p.m. Dec. 3. Assistant Attorney General John Bryant prosecuted the case, which was investigated by the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Division.
The charges stemmed from an investigation into home health care billings by several employees and independent care attendants who used Southeast Kansas Independent Living Center (SKIL) as their payroll agent.
Eight defendants have now pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the investigation and been ordered to repay nearly $90,000. Charges against three other people are still pending.
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