Former nursing home administrator charged

Ponca City Now - March 12, 2015 10:32 pm

A former Kay County nursing home administrator is accused of taking money from a resident’s trust account to pay for personal items.She is charged in Kay County District Court with three counts of financial exploitation by a caretaker

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt filed Medicaid fraud charges Thursday against Kari Sawyer, 35. Sawyer worked at Shawn Manor in Ponca City between June 2011 and November 2012.

Pruitt’s office said she stole from the trust fund twice. After she was terminated, Pruitt said Sawyer told the owner in a text she had taken at least $2,225.

Court records show she has a court appearance set for June 5.

If convicted, Sawyer could face up to 30 years in prison and fines of up to $30,000.

The AG’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit is the only Oklahoma law enforcement agency dedicated to the investigation and prosecution of Medicaid fraud. The Unit also investigates and prosecutes abuse of residents in Medicaid-funded nursing homes. To report suspected Medicaid fraud, contact the AG’s Office at (405) 522-2963.



 

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