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October 24, 2011
Jury finds Spokane woman guilty of Medicaid fraud

OLYMPIA – A Spokane County Jury on Oct. 21 found Melody Wright guilty of one count of First Degree Theft, and ten counts of Medicaid False Statements for obtaining Medicaid payments while not providing the contracted hours of service to her mother, a Medicaid recipient. As a result of her fraudulent billings, Wright received $13,092 to which she was not entitled.

The Washington State Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) prosecution team consisted of Assistant Attorney General Dannette Allen, Legal Assistant Margo Loree and Investigators Larry Carlier and Amy Rose.


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


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