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Virginia woman faces May sentencing for Medicaid fraud

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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- A May sentencing is set for a Suffolk home health care services provider who pleaded guilty to defrauding Medicaid.

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and U.S. Attorney Neil H. MacBride said Wednesday that Angie L. Gilchrist filed about 385 false claims with the Virginia Medicaid program between October 2008 and October 2012.

Gilchrist sought payment from the program for respite care provided to 38 Medicaid recipients. But Cuccinelli and MacBride say no care was provided.

Gilchrist fraudulently obtained more than $294,000 from Medicaid.

She pleaded guilty Tuesday to health care fraud in U.S. District Court in Norfolk.

Gilchrist is scheduled to be sentenced May 22. She faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

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