Carlsbad mental health center workers face fraud charges

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) – New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas says four employees of a defunct Carlsbad mental health center are facing Medicaid fraud charges after a statewide investigation.

Balderas announced Tuesday that he has filed criminal complaints against Michael Stoll, Noel Clark, Darrill Woodfield and John Bain – all former top personnel at Carlsbad Mental Health Center.

Each were charged with eight counts of Medicaid fraud under the Medicaid Fraud Act, one count of conspiracy and one count of fraud involving non-Medicaid funds.

No numbers were listed for Michael Stoll and John Bain for their New Mexico homes. No number was listed for Noel Clark at his Dalhart, Texas residence.

No one answered a phone call for a number listed for Darril Woodfield to his Carlsbad home. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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