Woman pleads guilty in federal Medicaid fraud case

Updated: May. 15, 2019 at 4:39 PM EDT
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ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - A woman has pleaded guilty to five counts of healthcare fraud in a federal court Wednesday in Albany.

Angela Vick is accused of submitting false and fraudulent Medicaid claims for speech-language therapy services that were never provided to the Medicaid members or the recipients for whom they were billed.

According to the plea agreement, for each of the five counts she pleaded guilty to, Vick faces a maximum of 10 years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000, or both, and a term of supervised release up to three years.

Vick was accused of doing so through her employment and contracts with Babies Can’t Wait and the Miller County School System, along with through private referrals.

The indictment accused Vick of getting Medicaid numbers of children who were Medicaid members or recipients.

The indictment alleged that Vick maintained a bank account to receive the payments from the fraudulent claims.

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