Gary Thompson of Cave City, Ky., was sentenced Monday to serve a prison term of 42 months after pleading guilty to charges including making false statements and misrepresentations. Thompson admitted to misrepresenting his mental condition and failing to report his income to receive Medicaid and other federal benefits for which he was not qualified between August 2009 and April 2013, according to officials.
Christopher Steward, a dentist and former magistrate of Barren County, Ky., was indicted Wednesday on five charges over his alleged role in a prescription fraud case. Steward is accused of writing fraudulent prescriptions and receiving pills from co-conspirators who filled the prescriptions from February 2013 until April 2015, according to the indictment.
Jeffrey Adams, a resident of McCracken County, Ky., was arrested and indicted on suspicion of attempting to or obtaining a controlled substance by fraud. Adams was arrested after he had two clonazepam prescriptions filled within two days, officials say. The doctor who issued the prescription verified that only the first prescription was valid, according to authorities.
Amanda Lynn Dunn, a former laboratory worker at Hazard, Ky.-based Ace Clinique of Medicine, pleaded guilty Monday to falsifying drug test results as part of a fraud scheme operated by her employer. Clinic operator James Chaney is accused of ordering employees to falsify urine drug test results and improperly billing federal health care programs, according to the indictment. Dunn will be sentenced in November and faces a maximum of five years of imprisonment.
Yvette Horvath, a former caregiver at Rock Arch Refuge in Lee County, Ky., was indicted Friday on a single count of Medicaid fraud. Horvath is accused of submitting false time sheets for unprovided caregiving services between September 2013 and January 2014, which resulted in a $5,000 loss, according to the state Attorney General's Office.