A Pottawatomie County District Court judge ordered a Junction City woman to repay more than $3,800 to the Kansas Medicaid Program in connection with her fraud conviction.
Judge Jeff Elder sentenced Elizabeth Joyce, 22, on Thursday, ordering her to repay about $3,870 and serve 12 months of probation with an underlying six-month prison sentence. Joyce pleaded guilty in May to making a false claim to the Medicaid program and theft.
An investigation by the Kansas Attorney General’s Medicaid and Abuse Division revealed Joyce claimed she was providing personal care attendant home-based services to her mother, Terry Sherrick, when she was clocked in and working for other employers.
The crimes occurred between October 2015 and July 2016.