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Marshalltown nurse faces additional charge of insurance fraud

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Amanda Manatt, 35, of Marshalltown, has been charged with one count of Insurance Fraud — Presenting False Information, a Class D Felony, following an investigation by the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud Bureau, according to a press release issued by the agency on Friday.

The charges against Manatt stem from an investigation that began in April. According to the criminal complaint, while working as a registered nurse at a hospital, Manatt falsified patient records causing the submission of an insurance claim to an insurer for medical services that were not provided.

Manatt was arrested on May 31 and transported to the Marshalltown Police Department. She then posted a $5,000 bond and was released.

Back in April, she was arrested and charged with a total of nine felonies over allegations that she used her position as a nurse to obtain fentanyl, morphine and dilaudid in the names of patients and falsified official records to conceal the theft. She was also charged with child endangerment in connection with an incident where the minor victim of a dog attack came to the emergency room with “badly mauled” legs and was crying out in pain. Instead of administering pain narcotics, Manatt was alleged to have diverted them and kept them for herself. That case is pending, and a trial has not yet been scheduled.

Iowans with information about insurance fraud are encouraged to contact the Iowa Insurance Division’s Fraud Bureau at 515-654-6556.

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