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Two Oklahoma counselors plead guilty to Medicaid fraud

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Two former licensed counselors have pleaded guilty to multiple counts of Medicaid fraud.

Authorities say 37-year-old Assumpta Lange worked as a behavioral health professional. Officials learned that Lange billed Medicaid for $12,000 worth of services when she was actually traveling abroad.

She pleaded guilty to two counts of Medicaid fraud and one count of using access to computers to violate Oklahoma statutes. She was sentenced to a 10-year deferred sentence and ordered to pay more than $17,000 in restitution.

Officials say 37-year-old Adeline Youngblood worked as a licensed professional counselor in southeastern Oklahoma. Investigators say she billed Medicaid for more than $31,000 in treatment sessions that never occurred.

Youngblood pleaded guilty to four counts of Medicaid fraud, one count of fraudulently obtaining the personal identity of other persons and one count of access to computers to violate Oklahoma statutes. She was sentenced to a 10-year deferred sentence and was ordered to pay $41,000 in restitution.