Jefferson City man admits to trying to defraud Medicaid

Tuesday, June 2, 2009 | 8:13 p.m. CDT

ST. LOUIS — A Jefferson City man has admitted to falsely claiming he was providing home-health care to his ailing mother when he was either in jail or his mother was in the hospital.

Twenty-nine-year-old Christopher S. Long pleaded guilty Tuesday to health-care fraud.

Acting U.S. Attorney Michael Reap said Long signed log sheets showing he put down times he worked when he was actually in jail on other charges.

Reap said Long schemed to steal money from the Medicaid system for personal expenses, including bail.

Long faces up to 10 years in federal prison and fines of up to $250,000 when he is sentenced Aug. 25.


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