Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit Files Drug Charges against Nursing Home Employee, Inmate
OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit Friday filed charges against a nursing home employee and her boyfriend in a prescription drug scheme.
The case marks the first investigation for the new Multi-Agency Drug Diversion Task Force, which is a cooperative effort between the Attorney General’s Office and the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics.
Prosecutors charged Jodi Alexander, 36, a long-term care and medication aid at Crescent Care Center in Crescent, with one count of larceny of a controlled dangerous substance and one count of distribution of a controlled dangerous substance.
Alexander’s boyfriend, Dale Steven Markus, 28, a current inmate in the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, was charged with one count of distribution of a controlled dangerous substance.
According to the charges filed in Logan County District Court, Alexander altered medical records to mask her theft of narcotic medication, which she gave to Markus prior to him being jailed. During the investigation, Alexander cooperated with investigators and confessed her actions. She is no longer employed in the nursing home industry.
To report Medicaid fraud or patient abuse at a Medicaid center, contact the AG’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit at (405) 522-2968.
State v Jodi Alexander Logan CF-13-293 Information.pdfPC Alexander Logan CF-13-293.pdf
State v Dale Markus Logan CF-13-294 Information.pdfPC Markus Logan CF-13-294.pdf