Home Health Care Worker Sentenced in Medicaid Scam

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A 41-year-old Las Vegas health care worker has been ordered to pay restitution for her role in a Medicaid scam.

Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto announced Monday that Felicia Wesley was sentenced to pay back $4,000 and spend 60 days in jail, although she won't have to serve the time if she follows through on her other obligations.

Masto says Wesley likely be banned from providing health care through government programs in the future.

Officials say Wesley was part of a personal care program that helps patients with bathing, dressing, chores and cooking. Investigators say Wesley was not working at a patient's home during the times she said she was.

Wesley pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of submitting false claims and petty theft. She was sentenced Aug. 22.

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