FRANKFORT, KY – Attorney General Daniel Cameron has announced that an investigation by his Medicaid Fraud Unit led to the indictment of Jacqueline Basham, 34, of Centertown, for defrauding the Kentucky Medical Assistance Program, also known as Medicaid.
On February 20, 2023, an Ohio County Grand Jury indicted Basham on:
- One count of Devising or Engaging in a Scheme to Defraud the Kentucky Medical Assistance Program over $1,000 or more
- One count of Theft by Deception over $10,000.
According to the indictment, from 2017 to 2021, Basham provided false information to fraudulently obtain payment from the Kentucky Medical Assistance Program.
The Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Unit investigated the case after receiving a referral from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services' Office of the Inspector General. Assistant Attorneys General Linsey K. Hogg and Emily R. Campbell presented the case before the Ohio County Grand Jury on behalf of the Commonwealth.
The Kentucky Attorney General's Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control receives 75 percent of its funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under a grant award totaling $6,333,333 for the federal fiscal year (FY) 2023. The remaining 25 percent, totaling $1,583,333 for FY 2023, is funded by the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
The charges in an indictment are allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.