Columbia Nurse Surrenders License After Fulton Man’s Death
A Columbia woman who admitted to health care fraud in the case of a man whose body was found encased in concrete has surrendered her nursing license.
Forty-nine-year-old Melissa Denise DeLap pleaded guilty in August to health care fraud in connection with the death of Carl DeBrodie of Fulton, whose body was found in April 2017.
The Columbia Missourian reports state records show DeLap surrendered her license Monday. DeLap was contracted to make monthly visits to DeBrodie and three other residents at Second Chance Homes in Fulton, which served developmentally disabled clients.
DeLap acknowledged she falsely documented visiting DeBrodie during months when investigators believe he was dead.
She was paid about $2,500 for the visits. DeLap must pay $106,795 in restitution to Medicaid as a part of her the agreement.