Texas woman charged in Oklahoma with Medicaid fraud

Texas woman charged in Oklahoma with Medicaid fraud

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has filed Medicaid fraud and identity theft charges against a Texas woman.

Pruitt said Friday 37-year-old Melody Lewis of Dallas fraudulently billed the Oklahoma HealthCare Authority for nearly $75,000 from October 2011 through September 2014.

Court records do not list an attorney for Lewis.

Pruitt says Lewis worked for several behavioral counseling agencies in the Oklahoma City area when she used the identities of 65 different Medicaid recipients to file more than 1,000 claims for face-to-face services. Pruitt says investigators found that Lewis was traveling out of state when she claimed to have provided the face-to-face services.

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