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Mason City woman accused of filing fraudulent Medicaid claims

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MASON CITY (KWWL) -

A Mason City woman must serve 18 months on probation and pay restitution after being accused of filing fraudulent Medicaid claims for clients.

According to the Associated press, A court granted 66-year-old Catherine Weitzel deferred judgement Friday. This is after Weitzel entered an Alford Plea in November 2011.

Under an Alford Plea, defendants don't admit guilt, but agree there could be evidence which leads to a conviction.

A deferred judgement allows the charge to be removed from her record when the probation period ends.  Weitzel's attorney requested the deferred judgement saying she has no criminal history.

She is a former director of Parents United of North Central Iowa Inc. The group helps victims of child sexual abuse.

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