Former Jasper County MO Administrator Rita Hunter Indicted for Fraud Scheme!

A former Jasper County Administrator is being indicted on a 200,000 fraud scheme.

A federal grand jury in Springfield accuses 59-year-old Rita Hunter of illegally obtaining federal medicaid and social security benefits and using them to subsidize the administration of her office.

The indictment includes two counts of health care fraud, two counts theft of public money, two counts social security and medicaid fraud, and four counts of document fraud.

The indictment alleges that hunter directed her employees to submit false medicaid applications for mentally disabled wards of the state.

According to the indictment, the applications said the individuals had assets below the $1,000 threshold, which is false.

Medicaid and social security benefits were allegedly then funnelled through the public administrators office.

Approximately $121,000 of the $200,000 200 was said to be used for administration fees, attorney fees, tax fees and court fees not related to the ward’s medical care.

Hunter was the Jasper County Public Administrator from 2005 to 2008.

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Former Jasper County MO Administrator Indicted

8 Responses to “Former Jasper County MO Administrator Rita Hunter Indicted for Fraud Scheme!”

  1. Thelma Says:

    It doesn't matter how little the vulnerable elderly have; just take it!

  2. StandUp Says:

    What a way to start my day! I'm so pleased to see Rita Hunter get what's coming to her. I hope Emma France and her family are just as happy as I am!

  3. Norma Says:

    I agree, Standup, Rita Hunter is a name I've not seen for a while and I'm glad to see it now in this context.It won't make up for what she did to the France family, but it helps.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Pack your bags Rita Hunter and good riddence!

  5. Ruthie Says:

    I hope they get her and good!

  6. Al Says:

    K.A.R.M.A Rita Hunter K.A.R.M.A

  7. jerri Says:

    the nerve how bold what a crook thinking she would never be discovered when you think you heard the worst of the worst something worse tops the list i hope she is given a harsh sentence no mercy the maximum time in prison we demand none of this probation game playing

  8. Anonymous Says:

    go to jaiol and no pass go , turn in money this no monopoly game!! Justice Foryu

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