Attorney General Jon Bruning today announced Jennie Miller, formerly of Chadron, pleaded no contest to one count of fraudulently obtaining payments on behalf of a Medicaid recipient, a Class IV felony. Class IV felonies carry a maximum possible penalty of five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine.
“Ms. Miller claimed more than $15,000 in Medicaid payments for services not rendered,” said Bruning. “Today’s plea helps to ensure she is held accountable for this blatant act of fraud.”
The plea stems from an investigation by the Attorney General’s Office Medicaid Fraud and Patient Abuse Unit. The investigation showed Miller received $15,629.06 for mental health services she claimed to have provided in 2009 in Chadron, Nebraska. However, at the time Miller claimed to be providing services in Nebraska, she was incarcerated in Wyoming on unrelated charges.
Sentencing is set for November 27, 2012 in Dawes County District Court in Chadron.