Former Chadron therapist convicted of Medicaid fraud

A former Chadron mental health therapist has been convicted of Medicaid fraud, according to Attorney General Jon Bruning.

Jennie Miller pleaded no contest to one count of fraudulently obtaining payments on behalf of a Medicaid recipient, a Class IV felony that carries a maximum possible penalty of five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine.

Bruning says Miller claimed more than $15,000 in Medicaid payments for services not rendered.

The plea stems from an investigation that showed Miller received $15,629.06 for mental health services she claimed to have provided in 2009 in Chadron. However, at the time Miller claimed to be providing the services, she was incarcerated in Wyoming on unrelated charges.

Sentencing is set for November 27, 2012 in Dawes County District Court in Chadron.

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