Southeast Kansas man sentenced for Medicaid fraud charge, ordered to pay more than $1,200

TOPEKA – (March 1, 2023) – A southeast Kansas man has been ordered to repay the Kansas Medicaid program more than $1,200 after pleading guilty to fraud charges.

Kansas Attorney General Kris Kobach said William Carl Morris II, 37, of Altamont, was sentenced in Labette County District Court on one count of submitting a false claim, statement or representation to the Kansas Medicaid program. Labette County District Judge Fred W. Johnson sentenced Morris to pay $1,276.95 in restitution and to serve 12 months of supervised probation.

Investigators for the attorney general’s Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Division determined that Morris submitted false claims that he was providing personal care attendant services to his mother, a Medicaid beneficiary. Morris stated dates that he allegedly provided the services, but investigators determined that his mother was in fact in another city at the alleged time.

The case was prosecuted by Senior Assistant Attorney General Eve Kemple.

Kobach said two other individuals also were recently sentenced in unrelated cases:

  • Carrie Elizabeth McPhail, 56, of Saline County, was sentenced on February 13 on one count of mistreatment of a dependent adult and one count of Medicaid fraud. She was ordered to pay $1,807.96 in restitution and serve 36 months of supervised probation. The case was handled by Assistant Attorney General Debby Moody.
  • Lisa Gail Hall, 61, of Jewell County, was sentenced on February 14 on one count of possession of hydromorphone and one count of obstruction of a Medicaid fraud investigation. She was sentenced to 12 months of probation. The case was handled by Assistant Attorney General Debby Moody.

The Office of the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Division is authorized under federal law to investigate fraud by Medicaid providers; patient abuse or neglect in a health care facility, as defined by 42 U.S.C. § 1396b(q)(4)(A)(i); or patient abuse or neglect in a board and care facility, as defined by 42 U.S.C. § 1396b(q)(4)(A)(ii). An online complaint form is available at

Derek Nester
Derek Nester
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2020 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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