Hutchinson man ordered to repay more than $11,000 for Medicaid fraud

LYONS, Kan. (KWCH) A Hutchinson man was ordered to repay more than $11,000 to the Kansas Medicaid Program after pleading guilty to Medicaid fraud-related charges.

Roger Alan Bowling, 60, served as a power of attorney to a dependent adult in a nursing home in Sterling.

An investigation revealed that Bowling intentionally executed a scheme to defraud Medicaid by concealing the dependent adult’s assets and enrolling them in the Medicaid program to pay for nursing home costs. Bowling ultimately spent the concealed assets on himself.

The crimes occurred between June 2013 and April 2014.

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt says Bowling pleaded guilty in November in Rice County District Court to one felony count of making a false claim to the Medicaid program.

Judge Mike Keeley on Wednesday ordered Bowling to repay $11,126.73 to the Kansas Medicaid Program.

Bowling was also sentenced to 36 months probation with an underlying jail sentence of five months.