- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 15, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has filed charges against a Yukon man for allegedly charging Medicaid recipients for counseling services he never provided.

John Edward Karis has been arrested and faces four counts of Medicaid fraud and one count of identity theft. It was unclear whether Karis had an attorney.

The attorney general alleges that Karis used the personal identities of four of his Medicaid recipients in an attempt to receive more Medicaid funds.

An investigation also found numerous occasions where Karis scheduled counseling services and failed to show up. The probe found that at most, Karis provided 41 sessions while billing records revealed 154 sessions.  

Karis’ false claims allegedly caused Oklahoma’s Medicaid program to lose more than $12,000.


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