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North Dakota woman ordered to pay $75K in Medicaid fraud case

Rebecca Fruge Anderson, a qualified service provider, was audited and found to have fraudulently over-billed on Medicaid care, including for services she did not provide, between 2017 and 2019, according to authorities.

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BISMARCK — A Mandan woman must pay $75,904 in restitution to the state of North Dakota after pleading guilty to Medicaid fraud, according to state Attorney General Drew Wrigley.

Rebecca Fruge Anderson pleaded guilty to the felony charge in November 2021.

Anderson, a qualified service provider, was audited and found to have fraudulently over-billed on Medicaid care, including for services she did not provide, between 2017 and 2019, Wrigley's office said in a statement Thursday, June 9.

“Rebecca Anderson fraudulently billed and received more than $75,000 from the Medicaid program,” Wrigley said.

In addition to the $75,904.95 restitution, Anderson received a two-year suspended jail sentence, three years of supervised probation and was ordered to pay $810 in court fees.

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The case was investigated and prosecuted by the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of the North Dakota Attorney General’s Office with help from the state Department of Human Services’ Program Integrity Unit.

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