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Woman admits insurance scam

In 2009, Nicole Putt was submitting claims from Innovative Professional Services to Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield.

But the claim forms were fake, and while she had obtained services from the addiction clinic, Putt had once been given a blank claim form.

Using that form and repeated use of correction fluid, she took about $3,500 from Anthem through fraudulent submissions, according to court documents.

On Thursday in Allen Superior Court, Putt, 43, of the 3800 block of Bruneal Drive, pleaded guilty to felony insurance fraud.

In exchange for her guilty plea, Putt, also known as Nicole Clauser, will face two years in prison or serve her sentence through Community Corrections or Allen County Work Release.

Putt is also required to pay $3,530 in restitution, according to court documents.

She will be sentenced next month.