Two plead to Medicaid fraud
4:21 pm, January 28th, 2013
The Georgia attorney general’s office said Monday that two people have pleaded guilty for their roles in fraudulently obtaining nearly $981,000 in Medicaid payments for their company.
Leontyne Scott and Karyn McCrimmon entered their pleas Friday in Gwinnett County Superior Court, where Magistrate Judge Mark Lewis was sitting by designation.
The two created false, backdated and forged documents that were placed in the files of consumers for whom the company had submitted Medicaid claims, the attorney general’s office said.
Scott, the former executive director of Diversified Family Solutions, pleaded guilty to one count of Medicaid fraud and was sentenced to two years in prison and eight years on probation. Scott must pay more than $30,000 in restitution and a $1,500 fine.
McCrimmon, a counselor with the company, pleaded guilty to one count of false writings and was sentenced to five years on probation and a $1,500 fine.
Seven other employees at Diversified Family Solutions and the company’s owner, Wanda Francis, previously pleaded guilty to felony charges, the attorney general’s office said.