Lincoln Police Department spokeswoman Katie Flood tells reporters the owner of Counseling Affiliates of Nebraska began to review the work of employees and uncovered what appears to be overbilling by Jason Christensen of Hickman.
Prosecutors have charged Christensen, 40, with felony theft by deception.
Flood says the owner compared patient records with billing submitted by Christensen.
Christensen is accused of overbilling a total of $17,629, which includes more than $5,400 biledl to Lancaster County for mental health services.
Jane Monnich, KLIN, contributed to this report.