Counselor Kristi M. Smith convicted of Medicaid fraud

July 28, 2011

On July 19, 2011. the Missouri Attorney General announced that Kristi M. Smith, a provisionally licensed professional counselor, pleaded guilty to one count each of Medicaid fraud, forgery and stealing by deceit--all felonies.

Smith admitted having submitted claims for reimbursement to Medicaid for children’s counseling services she did not perform and presented documents with forged signatures to support the fraudulent claims. Smith billed the state Medicaid program for more than $3,200 in false claims between November 2009 and September 2010.

She will be sentenced September 20.

Source: Pemiscot County woman pleads guilty in Medicaid fraud case,” news release of the Missouri Attorney General, July 19, 2011.


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