LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) -- The former owner of a metro Atlanta mental health services company and several employees were charged with stealing nearly $1 million from Medicaid.
The Georgia Attorney General's office says a Gwinnett County grand jury has indicted Wanda Francis, who owned Diversified Family Solutions.
Francis and five employees are facing charges of Medicaid fraud and violating Georgia's racketeering laws in what prosecutors say was a fraudulent billing scheme that helped the firm get $980,000 in Medicaid payments.
Francis' company is no longer in business. It once had several locations in Gwinnett, DeKalb and Fulton counties.
Prosecutors say the six defendants carried out the scheme between March 2007 and April 2008 and used false, backdates or forged documents to conceal the scheme.
Attorneys for the six couldn't immediately be reached for comment.
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