A Medicaid fraud investigation has led to the arrest of a 33-year-old Lincoln man, who now is charged with abuse of a vulnerable adult.
Spencer Owen is accused of improperly spending $5,171.03 from his grandmother's account.
In court records, Douglas Klaumann, an investigator with the Medicaid Fraud & Patient Abuse Unit of the Nebraska Attorney General's Office, said that Owen spent $7,768.96 on himself since his grandmother went to the nursing home.
The nursing home where Owen's grandmother has lived since October 2007 contacted the fraud unit last March on allegations he was spending his grandmother's Social Security check and not paying for her care.
Klaumann said a review of her bank statement showed purchases at restaurants, convenience stores, gas stations, an online ticket site, clothing stores, a tattoo parlor and a skateboard shop, among others, since she has been at the nursing home.
They believe Owen, a co-guardian for his grandmother, made the purchases for himself.
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