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Mental health counselor, his company employees indicted in Medicaid fraud conspiracy


AUGUSTA, Georgia — A grand jury has indicted a licensed professional mental health counselor and seven of his employees for committing Medicaid fraud.

The Augusta Chronicle reported ( ) on Wednesday that the Richmond County grand jury named Carl Anthony Wardlaw in the indictment that accuses him and seven employees in the theft of nearly $3.2 million. They were indicted on Tuesday.

The others charged with Wardlaw are Stephanie Ann Wardlaw, Sarah Wardlaw, Stephanie Denise McCloud, Eric Johnson, Derrick Kimble, Janelle Lambert and Bryan Holmes. His employees worked in offices in Augusta, Vidalia, Albany, Savannah and Atlanta.

The indictment says the conspiracy ran from 2009 to 2013 to fraudulently obtain Medicaid payments from TWI Counseling with Augusta offices.

Information from: The Augusta Chronicle ,

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