- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 29, 2016

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - The Niobrara County coroner has pleaded guilty to defrauding Medicaid of more than $100,000.

Court documents show that Lisa Mellott entered the guilty plea on June 22 to 11 counts of Medicaid fraud and two counts of forgery.

Authorities say Mellott billed Medicaid for services that she did not provide to patients of her home health care business.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/294JNbk ) that as part of a plea agreement, special prosecutor Nathaniel Hibben dismissed two additional forgery charges in Mellott’s case.

Hibben also dismissed a charge of elder abuse involving a patient of her home health care service.

Mellott’s sentencing is set for Sept. 8 in Niobrara County District Court.

Mellott is free on bond pending her sentencing.

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Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, https://www.trib.com

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