Oklahoma City Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Specialist charged with Medicaid Fraud and Identity Theft
OKLAHOMA CITY – 35-year-old Shenice Lavon Huff was arrested Friday with charges of three counts of Medicaid fraud and one count of identity theft.
According to the charges, Huff billed Medicaid in excess of $20,000 for services not rendered.
An investigation by the AG’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit revealed that Huff posed as a member of the teaching staff at a day care center providing her day care services free of charge.
In this position, she was able to obtain numerous children’s SoonerCare ID’s and subsequently billed Medicaid for counseling those children.
According to investigators, the children never received counseling and Huff submitted false service-based claims for these children.
If convicted, Huff faces up to 14 years in prison and/or fines of more than $162,000.
Also, she faces embezzlement charges in Oklahoma County from her previous employment with the City of Spencer in 2011.