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Medicare fraud alleged

Staff writer

In a case that will be prosecuted by the state attorney general’s office, Marion resident Ashley B. Loomis formally was charged Dec. 22 in Dickinson County with Medicaid fraud, interference with judicial process, and forgery.

The forgery charge stems from allegedly writing a check on a closed bank account.

In a 2018 Dickinson County case, she was charged with making a false claim to Medicaid, theft, unlawful computer acts, conspiracy to make a false Medicaid claim, and dividing illegally obtained funds.

In that case, she pleaded no contest to conspiracy to make a false Medicaid claim. She was put on probation and ordered to pay restitution. The remainder of the charges were dismissed.

The state attorney general filed a suit against her July 28 in Dickinson County seeking $7,598.55 for unpaid restitution ordered in the previous case along with interest and a civil penalty, a separate $220,000 civil penalty for making 11 false claims, plus the cost of investigation and legal costs, which were more than $6,400 when the suit was filed.

She was charged June 15 in Dickinson County June 15 with forgery, giving false information, perjury, and interference with judicial process.

In Marion County, she was charged Dec. 30 with possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

She was charged Dec. 23, 2020, with burglary, theft, and criminal damage to property. She pleaded no contest to the charges Dec. 14.

She also was charged May 21, 2020, with burglary; aggravated battery in which great bodily harm, disfigurement or death could be inflicted against her brother, Justin Loomis; and criminal damage to her brother’s property.

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