Beshear: Louisville Woman Arraigned on Medicaid Fraud, Theft Charges

Pretrial conference scheduled for November 15 in Jefferson Circuit Court

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 28, 2018) – Attorney General Andy Beshear and his Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse announced the arraignment of a Louisville woman on Medicaid fraud and theft charges.

Susan E. Reed, 60, of Louisville, was arraigned in Jefferson Circuit Court Monday following an indictment on one count of Medicaid fraud, a Class D felony, and one count of theft by deception, over $10,000, a Class C felony.

It is alleged that Ms. Reed caused fraudulent documents to be submitted to the Kentucky Medicaid Program resulting in a loss to Medicaid of over $10,000.

“My office takes our role as Medicaid watchdog seriously,” said Beshear. “Those who wrongly take from our state programs that are intended to help our most vulnerable will be convicted and held accountable.”

When Reed worked as an art and behavioral therapist, it is alleged she completed documents claiming services were provided to Medicaid patients when they were never offered. As a result, Reed is accused of wrongly receiving more than $10,000 in payment from the Kentucky Medicaid program.

A pretrial conference has been scheduled for November 15 in Jefferson Circuit Court.

The 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 investigated the case.

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 state and federal Medicaid programs, Medicare, Tricare, commercial payers and other entities.

The Office of the Attorney General’s tip line for reporting allegations of Medicaid fraud is 1-877-228-7384.