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Couple Pleads Guilty in Medicaid Fraud

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Couple Pleads Guilty in Medicaid Fraud

Attorney General Andy Beshear’s office announced Monday that a Lawrence Co couple has pleaded guilty for their involvement in a Medicaid fraud scheme. Kevin Gauze, 49, and Janice Gauze, 47, both of Louisa, pleaded guilty on February 9th. Officials say the couple fraudulently billed Medicaid nearly $10,000 by claiming a physician was performing services when no physician was present at the Tri-State Family Medical Center in Louisa and they obtained controlled substances, hydrocodone and oxycodone, through forged prescriptions. Kevin Gauze also reportedly billed Medicaid more than $7,000 for office visits when patients were not present and forged prescriptions for controlled substances. Both pleaded guilty on several charges, including fraud, forgery of a prescription; unauthorized dispensing/prescribing/administering of a controlled substance and unauthorized procurement of a controlled substance. Sentencing for the couple has been scheduled for March 9th at 10 AM in Lawrence Circuit Court.

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