Eugene man pleads guilty to Medicaid theft
Monday, January 9, 2012
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- A Eugene home care worker for the elderly and disabled admitted he overbilled Medicaid and pleaded guilty to theft charges in a plea bargain with prosecutors.
Authorities say 43-year-old Gordon Lamar Peppers took more than $32,000 in the health fraud scheme.
The Register-Guard reports (http://is.gd/1LzmGG) he was sentenced Monday in Lane County Circuit Court to 13 months in prison and ordered to pay restitution.
Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com