King County woman sentenced in Medicaid Fraud case | Washington State Attorney General

A King County woman was sentenced today to a month of community service and ordered to pay full restitution after being convicted of First Degree Theft and four other felony counts of Medicaid False Statement.

Naomi Uhi was a paid individual care provider for a Medicaid recipient. Uhi continued to bill the Medicaid program for four months after the recipient passed away. The Attorney General’s Office Medicaid Fraud Control Unit investigated and filed charges.

Uhi pleaded guilty in December to these charges in Thurston County Superior Court.

The judge today also placed Uhi on community custody for six months and ordered her to pay fines as well as restitution.

The Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit is responsible for the investigation and prosecution of healthcare provider fraud committed against the state’s Medicaid program. In addition, the unit coordinates the investigation and prosecution of abuse and neglect involving vulnerable adults residing in Medicaid funded residential facilities with local law enforcement authorities through a statewide contact network.

The Department of Social and Health Services Office of Fraud & Accountability investigates client fraud. You can report Medicaid Client Fraud via the Department’s Online Complaint Form, call the Welfare Fraud Hotline at 1-800-562-6906 or send the complaint to Welfare Fraud Hotline, P.O. Box 45817, Olympia, Washington 98504-5817.

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