AUGUSTA — A former mental health worker at Riverview Psychiatric Center is accused of defrauding the state of more than $10,000 in payments after he allegedly falsely reported he was injured by a patient there.

Ahmad Khansari Nejad, 61, of Lewiston, was indicted Thursday by a grand jury in Kennebec County on one charge of theft by deception.

It was one of a number of indictments handed up by the same grand jury.

An indictment is not a determination of guilt, but it indicates that there is enough evidence to proceed with formal charges and a trial.

The indictment against Nejad says that he fraudulently received money and payments for medical services Jan. 5-April 5, 2018, by giving the false impression that “he was attacked and pushed violently to the floor by the patient” and was seriously injured and unable to work.

It was not clear whether Nejad has an attorney in the case.

Here is a list of others indicted Thursday:

• Karon Baker, also known as “Cali”, 42, of Gardiner, two counts each of aggravated trafficking in cocaine base and aggravated trafficking in heroin, and criminal forfeiture of $14,800 cash and three pairs of Christian Louboutin sneakers, all March 29, 2018, in Augusta.

• Michael Roger Beaulieu, 38, of Winslow, operating after revocation Jan. 11, 2018, in Waterville.

• Andrew J. Bielski, 32, of Canaan, operating after revocation and violation of condition of release April 21, 2018, in Clinton.

• Jennifer Lynn Blakeslee, 33, of Winslow, operating after revocation, unlawful possession of cocaine and unlawful possession of suboxone Feb. 24, 2018, in Winslow.

• Nichole J. Bowie, 43, of Augusta, escape (from a community confinement monitoring program) May 3-15, 2017, in Augusta.

• Benjamin Matthew Caret, 32, of Belgrade, criminal operating under the influence and operating beyond license condition or restriction March 25, 2018, in Winslow.

• Olin Charette, 62, and Christa Pauley, 30, both of Vassalboro, two counts of unlawful trafficking in cocaine base and one count of unlawful trafficking in heroin/fentanyl, all March 22, 2018, in Vassalboro. Charette is also charged with one count of criminal forfeiture of two firearms seized April 25, 2018, from Charette.

• Krystle Clark, 27, of Sidney aggravated trafficking in heroin, unlawful trafficking in cocaine base and violation of condition of release, all April 2, 2018, in Augusta.

• Jamie J. Condon, 41, of Windsor, theft by unauthorized taking April 18, 2018, in Augusta.

• John H. Cunningham, 40, of Winslow, unlawful trafficking in cocaine base, unlawful trafficking in suboxone, unlawful possession of morphine, unlawful possession of heroin, unlawful possession of Adderall, all April 26, 2018, in Waterville.

• Jennifer D’Alessandro, 33, of Augusta, aggravated trafficking in cocaine base and aggravated trafficking in heroin and unlawful trafficking in heroin and cocaine base, all March 29, 2018 in Augusta.

• Darrick Delile, 37, of the Maine Correctional Center, Windham, aggravated trafficking in heroin/fentanyl Oct. 15, 2017-Feb, 15, 2018, in Waterville; and criminal forfeiture of $2,130 seized Feb. 14, 2018, from the person/residence of Darrick Delile/Robert Delile in Winslow Feb. 14, 2018.

• Robert Delile, 64, of Winslow, conspiracy to commit unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs Nov. 23, 2017-Feb. 14, 2018, in Oakland and/or Winslow, and criminal forfeiture of $2,130 seized Feb. 14, 2018, from his person/residence in Winslow Feb. 14, 2018.

• Antonio M. Giandrea, 47, of Litchfield, theft by unauthorized taking of more than $10,000 Dec. 1, 2017-March 24, 2018, in Litchfield.

• Raymond B. Jones, 62, of Norridgewock, operating after revocation Feb. 16, 2018, in Winslow.

• Alex Kanaris, 27, of Sidney, two counts of aggravated trafficking in heroin and one count of aggravated trafficking in cocaine base and criminal forfeiture of $3,588 cash, all April 2, 2018, in Augusta.

• Jill M. Mansir, 43, of Chelsea, theft by unauthorized taking Feb. 24, 2018, in Augusta.

• Justin X. Maxim, 28, of Augusta, five counts of possession of sexually explicit materials Feb. 26-March 25, 2015, in Augusta.

• Timothy Mosher, 57, of Smithfield, two counts of aggravated trafficking in cocaine base Nov. 8, 2017, and Dec. 18, 2017, both in Waterville.

• Shannon Naomi Perkins, 38, of Manchester, theft by unauthorized taking Nov. 20, 2017, in Augusta.

• Andrew Redmond, 29, of Augusta, aggravated trafficking in heroin, unlawful trafficking in cocaine base and criminal forfeiture of $264, all April 2, 2018, in Augusta.

• Thomas E. Simmons, 59, of Brooks, reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon, a firearm, and threatening display of weapon Feb. 6, 2018, in Waterville.

• Eric J. Smith, 35, of Vinalhaven, operating after revocation and unlawful possession of Ritalin Feb. 14, 2018, in Winslow.

• Deondray Warren, 33, of Belgrade, unlawful trafficking of cocaine base and unlawful trafficking of fentanyl and/or heroin, operating without a license and criminal forfeiture of $1,488 cash seized from his wallet, all Feb. 20, 2018, in Augusta.

• Justyn Edson Wilson, 19, of Augusta, unauthorized use of a vehicle and operating after suspension Dec. 3, 2017, in West Gardiner.

Betty Adams — 621-5631

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