TOPEKA — A Riley County nurse has been sentenced to almost two years in prison for Medicaid fraud and related charges in three Kansas counties.
Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Thursday that 57-year-old Kathleen Kleuskens of Ogden entered pleas and was found guilty in October of 10 charges filed by the attorney general’s office. Earlier this month, she was sentenced to 20 months in Clay County, 21 months in Geary County. On Thursday, a Pottawatomie County judge handed down a 21 month prison sentence. The sentences will run concurrently.
Prosecutors say the crimes occurred while Kleuskens was a licensed practical nurse in Clay Center, Junction City and Wamego nursing facilities.
Investigators say Kleuskens forged prescriptions and intercepted delivery from pharmacies to nursing facilities, altered records to make it appear that nursing home residents had been timely administered prescription opioids when they had not, altered medical records and forged signatures and exploited internal procedures for discontinued prescriptions.
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