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Lincoln woman gets year in jail for submitting false Medicaid bills

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Lincoln woman gets year in jail for submitting false Medicaid bills

Feb 28, 2024 | 12:22 pm ET
By Paul Hammel
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Lincoln women gets year in jail for submitting false Medicaid bills
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LINCOLN — A Lincoln woman will spend a year in jail for submitting false claims for payment via Medicaid.

Anzhela Solkan, 45, of Lincoln, had worked as a personal care provider for her parents.

But an investigation by the Medicaid fraud unit in the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office found that she had submitted claims to Nebraska Medicaid for services at her parents’ location at times when she was not present.

On Tuesday, Solkan was sentenced in Lancaster County District Court to 365 days in jail for two reduced charges of misdemeanor theft by unlawful taking.

As part of a plea deal, she also agreed to repay $10,165 in restitution to Medicaid for the false claims.

The Medicaid Fraud and Patient Abuse Unit of the Attorney General’s Office receives 75% of its funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The rest comes from the State of Nebraska.