Marysville News

Local nurse indicted

A Marysville nurse faces three felony charges connected to a Medicaid fraud scheme, according to the Ohio Attorney General's Office.

Julia A. Andrews, 51, of state Route 245, was indicted Tuesday, Jan. 21, by a Franklin County grand jury on charges of aggravated theft, a third-degree felony; falsification in a theft offense, a third-degree felony; and Medicaid fraud, a fourth-degree felony, the attorney general's office reported. The case was investigated by the office's health care fraud section.

Andrews is accused of stealing more than $232,609 by billing for home-health nursing services that were never provided to a patient.

According to an indictment filed in Franklin County Common Pleas Court, the theft charges relate to incidents that date as far back as Oct. 26, 2008.

If convicted on all counts, Andrews could be forced to make restitution, pay a fine of up to $25,000 and spend up to 7.5 years in prison.

Andrews is also employed by the State Medical Board of Ohio, according to the attorney general's office, but the charges are not related to her work with the board.