- Associated Press - Friday, July 17, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has charged an Oklahoma City behavioral health specialist with Medicaid fraud and identity theft.

Pruitt’s office announced Friday that Timothy Traylor allegedly billed the Oklahoma Health Care Authority for 56 phony sessions between October 2011 and October 2013 while working for Pennington Creek Lifehouse, LLC.

Investigators say Traylor simultaneously worked for the Oklahoma City Fire Department during this time, and allegedly caused Pennington Creek Lifehouse to submit reimbursements to the OHCA for sessions with patients that never occurred because he was on duty at the fire department.

If convicted, Traylor could face up to eight years in prison and more than $110,000 in fines.

There was no information in court records whether Traylor had and attorney.

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