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Caregiver accused of defrauding Medicaid

Fri., June 14, 2013, 3:32 p.m.

An Otis Orchards care provider is accused of defrauding Medicaid in the amount of $30,000.

A release from the Washington Attorney General’s Office said Chanell Robin Flock has been charged in Spokane County Superior Court with one count of first-degree theft and two counts of making a false statement to obtain a Medicaid payment.

She is accused of billing for $30,000 in Medicaid services that were not actually provided for three patients under her care.

A spokesman from the Attorney General’s Office said the woman is not a medical professional but was contracted through the Department of Social and Health Service’s Division of Developmental Disabilities to provide basic services like feeding and looking after people with disabilities.

The spokesman said Flock has no criminal history. The maximum penalty for the theft charge is 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.

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