- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 2, 2015

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A former Nebraska mental health therapist indicted on several counts of Medicaid fraud has been ordered to serve 12 weekends in jail over the next year.

U.S. Attorney Deb Gilg said in a news release Wednesday that Melissa Prentice-Erickson must repay more than $192,000 after pleading guilty to health care fraud. She must also serve six months under house arrest and a five-year probation term.

An indictment says Prentice-Erickson was a mental health therapist with a practice in Aurora. She was accused of submitting more than 2,600 Medicaid claims over five years for services not provided.

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