Winfield woman sentenced for Medicaid fraud in Osage County

KSN News (file)
KSN News

LYNDON, Kansas – A Winfield woman was ordered yesterday to repay more than $5,000 to the Kansas Medicaid program after pleading no contest to Medicaid fraud charges.

Sherry Benson, 41, was ordered to repay $5,357 to the Medicaid program by District Judge Phillip M. Fromme in Osage County District Court.

Benson pleaded no contest in May to one count of making a false claim to the Medicaid program and one count of felony theft. In addition to the restitution, Benson was sentenced to 12 months of probation with an underlying sentence of 8 months in prison.

The state alleged that Benson was employed as a personal care attendant and billed the Medicaid program for more than 400 hours of services not provided between August and September 2012.

The Medicaid beneficiary Benson claimed to be caring for was incarcerated in Oklahoma during the time she billed these services.

The case was investigated by the attorney general’s Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Division. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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