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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 01, 2008
Spokane County nursing facility employee is sentenced for Medicaid Fraud

OLYMPIA — A former Spokane County adult family home operator was sentenced yesterday for six felony counts of Medicaid fraud.

Bonnie L. Olsen, operator of Precious Times Adult Family Home, pleaded guilty to one count of Theft in the First Degree and five counts of Medicaid False Statement.

Olsen was sentenced to 30 days electronic home monitoring; $5,890 in restitution plus fees and costs, 12 months of community supervision, and a prohibition against providing services to vulnerable adults, particularly Medicaid clients.

Olsen falsely claimed that she was providing in-home care services for a developmentally delayed Medicaid recipient from July through November 2006.  An investigation by the attorney general’s office showed that the recipient lived elsewhere.

Assistant Attorney General Lynn Mounsey prosecuted the case and Amy L. Rose was the assigned investigator.

The Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit is responsible for the investigation and prosecution of healthcare provider fraud committed against the state’s Medicaid program.  In addition, the unit coordinates the investigation and prosecution of abuse and neglect involving vulnerable adults residing in Medicaid funded residential facilities with local law enforcement authorities through a statewide contact network.

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Contacts:

Janelle Guthrie, AGO Communications Director, (360) 586-0725

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