Wichita woman pleads guilty to Medicaid fraud, drug charges

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A Wichita woman this week pleaded guilty to Medicaid fraud and related charges from crimes that occurred in November 2017, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

Brittany Michelle Jackson, 28, pleaded guilty in Sedgwick County District Court to one count of Medicaid fraud, two counts of possession of a controlled substance and two counts of making a false information.

The charges stemmed from an investigation by the attorney general’s Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Division which revealed that Jackson stole prescription medications while working as a Certified Medication Aide in a Sedgwick County nursing facility.

The medications, Oxycodone and Hydrocodone, are opioids classified by Kansas law as a Schedule II Controlled Substance.

As a condition of the plea, Jackson has agreed to voluntarily surrender her certification with the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services.

The judge accepted the plea and scheduled sentencing for December 12 at 1:30 p.m.

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