Pretrial conference scheduled for Oct. 11, 2018, in Henry County Circuit Court
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 16, 2018) – Attorney General Andy Beshear and his Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse today announced the indictment of a Henry County woman on health care fraud involving her son’s care.
Kelley Foree, 40, of Turners Station, has been charged with one count of devising or engaging in a scheme to defraud the Kentucky Medical Assistance Program of $300 or more, a Class D felony.
A Henry County grand jury indicted Foree July 27, 2018. Arraignment occurred in Henry County Circuit Court Aug 9, 2018.
The charges involve the non-medical care through the Consumer Directed Option (CDO) of Kentucky Medicaid that Foree’s son receives.
The indictment alleges that on or about Aug. 20, 2012, through Oct. 10, 2014, Foree knowingly forged a CDO employee’s signature to timesheets that were submitted for work involving her son’s care that was never performed for the purpose of obtaining payment from the Kentucky Medical Assistance Program.
The amount of fraudulent claims that were submitted exceeded $300.
The next scheduled court date is a pretrial conference Oct. 11, 2018, in Henry County Circuit Court.
This case was investigated by Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse of the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office and the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Office of the Inspector General. It is being prosecuted by Attorney General Beshear’s Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse.
A charge is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
Since taking office, efforts by Beshear’s Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse through civil settlements and criminal restitution have resulted in over $74 million in obligations to the state and federal Medicaid program, Medicare, Tricare, commercial payers and other entities.
The Attorney General’s tip line for reporting allegations of Medicaid fraud is 1-877-228-7384.