Woman pleads guilty to Medicare fraud

JEFF DAVIS CO., GA (WTOC) - A co-defendant in a Jeff Davis Medicare fraud case pleaded guilty Monday to two misdemeanor counts of theft by taking, according to the Georgia Attorney General's Office.

Between October 2006 and September 2009, Stephanie Gill conspired with Robert W. DeHaven to falsely bill Medicaid for services that were not rendered, according to the Attorney General's Office.

Gill was sentenced to two years, to be served on probation. She was also ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and $1,000 in restitution.

DeHaven, a family mental health and substance abuse counselor and owner of DeHaven Healthcare Inc., pleaded guilty on Aug. 26 to one count of Medicaid fraud for collecting Medicaid reimbursements for counseling services that he didn't perform. He was sentenced to 10 years, two to serve and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $270,295.

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