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Woman uses ex-husband’s counseling credentials to file fraudulent Medicaid claims after their divorce, records show

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – The ex-wife and former therapist’s office manager has been charged with cheating Medicaid out of more than $600,000, US Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery announced.

Authorities took Kay Le Farmer into custody on Friday and are expected in court at 1 p.m

On June 9, a federal grand jury returned the 22-count indictment that was unsealed in Friday’s arrest of the 47-year-old Katy resident.

According to the indictment, Farmer is the former office manager of her ex-husband – a therapist and Medicaid provider. After their split, Farmer allegedly used her ex-husband’s provider number to file fraudulent claims with Medicaid for counseling services that were never provided.

From 2013 to 2018, Farmer allegedly filed or caused to be filed claims for unperformed psychotherapy services for approximately $617,983.86. The indictment alleges that farmers were paid approximately $432,924.69 for those claims.

In 2017, Farmer even used her job at a pediatric office to obtain patient information, according to the allegations. She then reportedly filed further fraudulent claims with Medicaid using her ex-husband’s provider number.

According to the charges, Medicaid funds were deposited into farmer-controlled accounts.

If convicted, Farmer faces up to 10 years in prison and a possible maximum fine of $250,000 for each count of healthcare fraud.

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