Ga. woman sentenced in Medicaid fraud scheme

LITHONIA, Ga. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say the owner of a DeKalb County speech therapy company has been sentenced to two years in prison for Medicaid fraud.

Officials say Erika Robinson owned a speech therapy company in Lithonia and admitted to employing unlicensed therapists and fraudulently billing Georgia Medicaid for more than $438,500.

Authorities say Robinson conducted the fraud scheme for just over two years.

Prosecutors say Robinson is also ordered to serve eight years of probation and pay $438,622 in restitution.

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