A Junction City woman will have to repay thousands of dollars obtained through Medicaid fraud.
50-year-old Terry Sherrick pleaded guilty Wednesday, May 15, to three charges in Pottawatomie County District Court — making a false claim to the Medicaid program, unlawful acts concerning computers as well as theft. She has been ordered to repay more than $3,800 to Kansas’ Medicaid program.
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt’s office says Sherrick repeatedly claimed her personal care attendant was providing home-based services when she was clocked in and working for other employers. They say she would report the expense on the Medicaid electronic billing system while placing the pay in a joint checking account that Sherrick and the attendant — who was not named — could access.
An investigation found between October 2015 and July 2016 an overlap of 370 hours billed by Sherrick on behalf of the attendant.
Judge Jeff Elder also sentenced Sherrick to eight months in the Kansas Department of Corrections and 12 months of probation. The case was prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Alma Heckler.
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