Ohio health aide sent to prison in Medicaid fraud
Written by Associated Press   
Friday, 19 July 2013 08:59

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio home health aide has been sentenced to two years in prison after being accused of swindling the state's Medicaid program of more than $234,000 for hours she billed but did not work.

The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/197fGbd) reports 39-year-old Ellanora Whiting pleaded guilty last month to felony theft. She was paid for a total of 15,000 hours she never worked between 2006 and 2012.

An investigation by the office of Attorney General Mike DeWine found Whiting had billed for hours she claimed to have worked when in fact she had been at casinos in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Mississippi and New York.

Whiting also claimed to have been working simultaneously in different locations.

Franklin County Common Pleas Judge Kim Brown ordered Whiting to repay to the state the money she stole.


Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.


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