Man Pleads Guilty in Medicaid Scheme

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Denver (AP) A man accused of stealing from the Colorado Medicaid system has accepted a plea agreement that requires him to pay more than one million dollars in restitution.

State Attorney General John Suthers says 51-year-old Daniel Crispin Arnold pleaded guilty to racketeering, two theft counts and forgery.

Arnold faces up to 16 years in prison at a sentencing hearing may 7th.

Arnold owned D&D medical of Aurora, which supplied and repaired wheelchairs.

He was accused of overbilling Medicaid for wheelchair services.

Some of Arnold's former employees also pleaded guilty in the scheme. William Humphries received a five-year prison term. Carl Nunn's judgment was deferred. Karen Bittner received a probationary sentence.