Miami County woman pleads guilty in Medicaid case

A Bradford woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to two felony charges involving more than $10,000 in Medicaid fraud.

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Joyce Valentine, 57, faced charges of Medicaid eligibility fraud and falsification/theft for allegedly knowingly giving false information to obtain benefits totaling $10,068 in 2016 and 2017.

Valentine pleaded guilty in Miami County Common Pleas Court, where sentencing will be held March 19. She remains free on a recognizance bond.

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