Woman sentenced to a month in jail for Medicaid fraud

A woman who committed Medicaid fraud was sentenced to a month of jail time Thursday.

Niurvis Rodriguez, 36, was sentenced to a month in jail, 20 hours of community service and must pay a fine of $1,250 for a misdemeanor offense of submitting false Medicaid claims between February and September 2011, according to the Nevada Attorney General’s office.

A Medicaid Fraud Control Unit investigation showed Rodriguez was not providing care to a Medicaid recipient while working as a home care company employee.

Rodriguez claimed she cared for the patient and received payments, though the investigation found a conflict between her claims and another job that Rodriguez had.

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