Woman convicted in Medicaid scam

A Klamath Falls-area woman convicted of faking a disability to scam the state Medicaid program was sentenced this morning to one year in jail.

Attorney General John Kroger says Kathryn Curtis claimed she couldn't walk, drive, dress or bathe without help, and her lie wasn't revealed until she was arrested in Klamath County last year.

Her case manager called the jail to make sure Curtis was receiving proper medical assistance, but learned she was taking care of herself just fine.

Linda Sue Bogle, the woman who pretended to be the woman's caregiver, pleaded guilty last year and received probation. Kroger says the only time Curtis and Bogle met was to sign fraudulent vouchers and split monthly Medicaid payments.

The two women have been ordered to jointly repay almost $60,000.

— The Associated Press

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