September 30, 2022

Accomplice awaits trial

Newton woman gets probation in Medicaid fraud case

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A Des Moines woman charged with creating false Medicaid records and tampering with records has been sentenced while her accomplice awaits trial in Jasper County Court.

Steven A. Sholley, 52, of Newton, and Shelly D. Sholley, 54, of Des Moines, were charged with second-degree fraudulent practice, a Class D felony, and tampering with records, an aggravated misdemeanor, they allegedly committed between February and September 2015.

Shelly Sholley was sentenced to two years probation. She was also charged a $1,375 fine and $250 in surcharges.

The pair is accused of working together to submit false documentation for services not provided. Those records were used in billing the state of Iowa nearly $4,500 for false CDAC/Medicaid services.

The Sholleys were investigated by the State of Iowa, Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, and they were arrested and charged in February 2016.

Steven Sholley is set to appear for a pre-trial conference on Nov. 22 and a jury trial is set for Dec. 4.