Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt announced that Kenneth Blake, Jr., 41, of Reno, was sentenced for Medicaid fraud on one count of making statements regarding truth and accuracy, a category “D” felony.
The fraud was committed between July 2011 and July 2015.
The Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) began investigating Blake after it was discovered that Blake had created and used false college transcripts in order to obtain status as a Medicaid provider. Blake subsequently admitted to intentionally creating false college transcripts in order to be paid to provide specialized rehabilitative mental health services.
Second Judicial District Court Judge Lynne Simons sentenced Blake to a term of 19-48 months in prison and ordered him to pay nearly $9,000 in restitution. Blake’s sentence was suspended, and he was placed on probation for a period of five years.