WICHITA, Kan. (WIBW) – A Wichita father-daughter couple were sentenced to repay more than $14,000 and $16,000, as well as serve one year of probation following a Medicaid fraud scheme.
Kansas Attorney General Kris Kobach says a Wichita man was ordered to repay more than $14,000 to the Kansas Medicaid system following a conviction on two counts related to fraud.
AG Kobach said Johnson Kongvongsay pleaded guilty in December to one felony misrepresentation, statement, or statement to the Medicaid program and one misdemeanor misdemeanor involving computers.
Court records show that Sedgwick Co. District Judge Tylor Roush on January 26 sentenced Kongvongsay to 18 months in prison, however, the prison sentence was suspended and he was ordered to repay Kansas Medicaid program for a total of $14,857.78 and discount one year of probationary supervision.
Kobach noted that an investigation found that Kongvongsay and his daughter, Kyla, had at various times worked as personal assistants for a relative who was a Medicare beneficiary. Investigators found that the couple had made false statements and purported to provide personal assistance services when in fact they held other jobs.
Investigators also found that the couple had committed fraud worth $30,947.45.
Kobach indicated that Kyla, 22, also pleaded guilty in December to one felony misrepresentation, statement, or statement to the Medicaid program and one felony misdemeanor involving computers. She was ordered to repay $16,089.67 and 12 months of supervised probation.