Prestonsburg woman sentenced in state Medicaid fraud case

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) –A Prestonsburg woman was sentenced and ordered to repay the state Medicaid program more than $12,000 after pleading guilty to theft charges and engaging in a scheme to defraud the program, according to the state attorney general’s office.

Investgators say 34-year old Amy Slone, of Prestonsburg, a former employee at Minix Eye Care, PSC, entered a guilty plea in December of 2018, to one count of theft by unlawful taking over $10,000 and one count of devising or engaging in a scheme to defraud the Kentucky Medical Assistance Program of $300 or more.

It is alleged that while employed at Minix Eye Care, PSC, Slone, along with her co-defendant Marcus S. Minix, billed Kentucky Medicaid for services that were not provided. They received over $10,000 from Kentucky Medicaid as a result of the fraudulent billing, according to investigators.

Slone was sentenced on March 1, 2019 in Franklin Circuit Court to a seven-year sentence that was probated, according to prosecutors.

Marcus Minix’s case is still pending and he has entered a plea of not guilty.

 

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