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Medicaid fraud case investigated

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HILLSVILLE — A local psychologist has pleaded guilty to medical assistance fraud and repaid more than $38,000 in Carroll County Circuit Court on Oct. 28.

Jeanne Marie Watson, a licensed professional counselor and Medicaid provider of testing and counseling services, had previously operated the Appalachian Psychological Trauma Center in Hillsville, according to information from Commonwealth's Attorney Greg Goad.

Originally charged with 12 counts of fraud, Watson pleaded guilty to three counts.


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