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A former caregiver was indicted and arraigned Friday in Lee Circuit Court on a charge of Medicaid fraud.

A former caregiver was indicted and arraigned Friday on a charge of Medicaid fraud.

Yvette Horvath, 49, was arraigned in Lee Circuit Court on one count of Medicaid fraud after submitting false timesheets from September 2013 to January 2014 for caretaking services that she did not perform, according to Attorney General Jack Conway's office. The fraud amounted to a loss of $5,000, according to a news release.

Horvath, who worked as a caregiver for Rock Arch Refuge, a company based in Lee County that provides Medicaid-funded services to disabled patients, was indicted as a result of a broader investigation of Medicaid-funded, in-home caregiving companies located in Jessamine, Fayette and Lee counties. The investigation has resulted in three other felony convictions involving Medicaid fraud.

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