- Associated Press - Thursday, June 9, 2016

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A northern Nevada company doing business as No Child Left Behind Behavioral Health Services and the 39-year-old Reno woman who owns it have been convicted of federal fraud for billing Medicaid for children’s services never provided.

Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt said Thursday Candia Alea Tolbert was found guilty of intentional failure to maintain adequate records, and her business guilty of submitting false claims.

Washoe District Judge Elliot Sattler ordered the company to pay $100,000 in restitution. He suspended a jail sentence for Tolbert, placed her on probation for two years and ordered her to perform 200 hours of community service.

Laxalt said the company operated a program providing Medicaid services to children, but in many cases they never received any services or benefits while the company continued to collect Medicaid funds.

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