Oklahoma City Mom Sentenced for Medicaid Fraud
OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma City mother was sentenced Friday to a 1-year suspended sentence and ordered to pay more than $800 in restitution after pleading guilty to one count of Medicaid fraud.
Demetrica Anttoinette Green, 38, entered the plea in Oklahoma County District Court following an investigation by the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.
According to the charge, Green was designated as the personal care assistant for her son, who receives monthly disability payments due to injury. In May 2011, Green’s son, Demetrice Green, 22, was incarcerated for larceny. As part of the mother’s agreement to care for her son, she was allowed to receive Medicaid reimbursements while caring directly for her son. After Demetrice Green was jailed, Demetrica Green continued to log hours as his assistant and receive Medicaid reimbursement for more than two months.
HealthCare Innovations terminated Demetrica Green’s contract as a result of her deception and fraud.
The Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit is the only Oklahoma law enforcement agency dedicated to the investigation and prosecution of Medicaid fraud. The Unit also helps raise public awareness of fraud in Oklahoma