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Las Vegas woman's sentence suspended in Medicaid fraud case

Doretha Scott has been sentenced to up to three years in prison on charges of Medicaid fraud, according to the Nevada Attorney General's Office. (Photo courtesy LVMPD)

A 65-year-old Las Vegas woman had her prison sentence suspended Monday after facing charges stemming from Medicaid fraud, according to prosecutors.

Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford's office says Doretha Scott was charged with submitting false claims to Nevada Medicaid for more than a year, from December 2015 to January 2017.

The Medicaid Fraud Control Unit got a tip that Scott was using her business, Men on the Rise, to submit claims for services that were never given to Medicaid recipients, according to a statement from Ford's office.

Prosecutors said Scott knowingly submitted false claims, some of which purported that Scott provided the services, and an investigation determined her documentation for the claims was false.

Scott faced a year to three years in prison. She has also been ordered to pay more than $160,000 in restitution.

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