A Fort Washington woman was sentenced to five years of probation and to pay almost $3,000 for stealing money from a medical insurance company by using her employment at a dentist’s office to submit false claims, prosecutors said.
Randii Lei Adams, 43, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to one count of felony theft Thursday for falsifying insurance claims to Ameritas Life Insurance Corporation worth a total of $5,810, according to information from the Maryland Attorney General.
From February 2005 until June 2006, Adams worked as an office manager at Health Professionals Inc. in Fort Washington. While employed at the dental practice, Adams filed false insurance claims using names of her family members and then had them cash the checks they received and pay her a portion of the money from the check, prosecutors said.
Adams was ordered to pay $1,800 in restitution and a $1,105 fine.
Her attorney, Brian Bregman, said Adams had already paid some of the money back prior to her sentencing, which is why she was not required to pay back the entire amount.
“She took responsibility and is going to make restitution and try to make things right,” Bregman said.
Bregman added there was another person of interest in the case but could not provide further details.
The Attorney General’s office did not respond to questions about whether the family members who received money from Adams also are facing charges.
Randii had several prior convictions dating back to 1998.
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