Two NC women accused of cheating Medicaid out of $5 million

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Two Charlotte women accused of trying to cheat Medicaid out of $5 million could face prison time, according to WSOC-TV.

Federal prosecutors said social worker Aliya Boss claimed she provided care to more than 200 Medicaid recipients and billed the government for more than 64 hours of service in just one day.

Mental health therapist Zaria Humphries pleaded guilty in a separate case. Investigators said she claimed she provided 39 hours of therapy in a day and offered patients cash and food in exchange for their Medicaid numbers. Boss and Humphries could face 10 years in prison.