An Arkansas City man has been ordered to repay more than $2,500 to the Kansas Medicaid Program after being found guilty of Medicaid fraud. 21 year old Tyresse Hardiman pleaded guilty in September 2019 in Cowley County District Court to one felony count of making a false claim to the Medicaid Program. Cowley County Chief Judge Nicholas St. Peter has now ordered Hardiman to repay $2,501.92 to the Kansas Medicaid Program. Chief Judge St. Peter also sentenced Hardiman to 24 months probation with an underlying prison sentence of 14 months. If at any point Hardiman’s probation is revoked and he is ordered to serve the underlying prison term, he will serve 12 months on post-release supervision upon the conclusion of the sentence. He is also prohibited from being paid wages through a government health care program.