Henderson woman convicted of defrauding Medicaid

A Henderson woman has been convicted of defrauding the Kentucky Medical Assistance Program, also known as Medicaid.

Earlier this month, Carla Smith, 38, of Henderson pleaded guilty to one count of devising or engaging in a scheme to defraud the Kentucky Medical Assistance Program over $300 or more and one count of theft by deception over $500 but less than $10,000. Both are Class D felonies.

Union County Circuit Court Judge Daniel M. Heady sentenced Smith to three years on each count, running consecutively for six years and probated for five years. Smith was also ordered to pay restitution of $6,016.60.

According to the indictment, from March to May 2019, Smith provided false information to fraudulently obtain payment from the Kentucky Medical Assistance Program.

This case was investigated by Detective Greg Dukes of the Kentucky Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Unit. Deputy Director of the Medicaid Fraud Unit David R. Startsman prosecuted the case on behalf of the Commonwealth.

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