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Pryor, Oklahoma, counselor charged with Medicaid fraud

Annie G. King, 41, a licensed professional counselor, has been charged with three counts of Medicaid fraud, accused of gambling at a local casino during times when she was billing the state for services.
by Matt Dinger Published: July 9, 2014
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A counselor has been charged with three counts of Medicaid fraud, accused of gambling at a local casino during times she was billing the state for services.

Annie G. King, 41, of Pryor, surrendered to authorities Wednesday. King was charged June 26 in Oklahoma County District Court with two felonies and one misdemeanor count.

She was a licensed professional counselor with Oklahoma Counseling Services.

King is accused of billing the Oklahoma Health Care Authority for more than $14,000 in services that were not rendered between January 2009 and August 2011, according to a probable cause affidavit.

King was reportedly gambling at a local casino 26 times during business hours. She billed the state for services on 18 occasions when her play card was used at the Hard Rock Casino in Tulsa, the affidavit states.

King also was discovered to have been billing for services while on vacation and sick leave, according to the affidavit.

Two mothers, each with four children assigned to King for counseling services, denied that they and their children ever participated in family counseling with her, records show.

Another mother of two came forth with similar allegations. In all of the cases, King provided false progress notes on the cases, according to the affidavit.

King faces up to seven years in prison and more than $44,000 in fines if convicted.

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by Matt Dinger
Court Reporter
Matt Dinger was born and raised in Oklahoma City. He has worked in OPUBCO's News and Information Center since 2006, and has been assigned to the breaking news desk since its formation in fall 2008. He specializes in crime and police reporting.
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