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Former Madison assistant basketball coach charged with fraud

A one-time assistant basketball coach and cook at Madison High School faces three charges of Medicaid fraud in Labette County.

The Kansas Attorney General's Office has charged Kristy Hamilton-Janssen in two separate cases. She faces a charge of making a false claim to the Medicaid program in one case and single charges of making a false Medicaid claim and conspiracy to make a false claim in the second case.

Authorities say Hamilton-Janssen submitted false personal care attendant packages, care plans and/or time sheets from early 2008 to the summer of 2009. They also say Hamilton-Janssen conspired with 27-year-old Jessica Hodge for the same purpose from June 2009 to January 2010. Hodge, from Des Moines, Iowa, pleaded guilty in 2012 to six counts of making false information, two counts of theft, and four counts of conspiracy to make a false Medicaid claim.

The total alleged fraud amount in the Hamilton-Janssen case is between $10,000 and $25,000.

Hamilton-Janssen was an assistant with the girls basketball team and a baker with the Madison food service program. She resigned Dec. 12, a day after Greenwood County deputies arrested her. She had been with the district since mid-August.

Further court dates are pending.

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