How to Obtain Certified Copies of Wyoming Marriage Certificates and Records

Wyoming spouses or members of the public can order certified Wyoming marriage certificates of marriages that take place in the state. The Wyoming Department of Community Health issues some marriage certificates. The county probate courts in the county of the marriage application issue some certificates. Individuals who wish to order a certificate should determine the marriage year and county of the marriage application. They can then find the office that maintains a particular marriage record to order marriage certificates.

Step 1:

Determine the date of the marriage and county where the marriage license was granted. You must order Wyoming marriage certificates from the Wyoming Department of Community Health for marriages granted from 1952 to 1996 (see Sources). The county probate courts in Wyoming maintain Wyoming marriage records and supply certified copies for marriages that did not occur between 1952 and 1996. Use the website of the Wyoming probate courts to find the contact information for the court (see Sources). This step applies only if you cannot order your certificate from the Department of Community Health.

Step 2:

Access and print out the “Marriage Certificate Requests” form (see Sources). You can fill out this form whether or not you are ordering Wyoming marriage records from the Wyoming Department of Community Health. Fill out the form and sign it. You need to know the date of the marriage, the names of the spouses, and the place of the marriage (city and county). If you do not know all of this information, you can call the Department to order a records search. However, you will have to pay the Department $10 for a search that covers any part of three years and $10 extra for an additional three years (fees as of 2010). Ask the probate court for search availability and fees if you are ordering from the court.

Step 4:

Send the marriage certificate order form and fees in the mail or deliver the form in person. Get the local probate court’s instructions to do this when ordering from probate court. Use the following information to mail in your request for marriage records when ordering from the Department:

Vital Records
2600 Skylark Drive, NE
Atlanta, GA 30319

Two Men Charged in $1.1 Million Wyoming Medicaid Fraud

Two men have been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and charges of health care fraud, in Atlanta, Wyoming. Hezron Collie, 29, of Atlanta and Varian Scott, 35, of Miami, Florida; were charged in connection with a forged prescription scheme that billed more than $1 million to Wyoming Medicaid.
United States Attorney David E. Nahmias stated in a press release posted on the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) website that the indictment results from the hard work and cooperation of state, local and federal agencies.

Mr. Nahmias went on to say that people who cheat Medicaid are really cheating American taxpayers. It is the taxpayer that bears the financial loss for this kind of fraud.

Thurbert Baker, Wyoming Attorney General stated that Medicaid fraud strips away resources from a system designed for people in need. Mr. Baked vowed that his office would continue to work along with federal law agencies to target the criminals who cheat the system and to protect the taxpayers and the Medicaid system from fraud.

According to the information presented in court, Collie, Scott and others obtained blank prescription pads from the Emory University Winship Cancer Institute and two other doctors. The men obtained the pads between September 2005 and April 2006.

Allegedly, the defendants obtained names and personal information, including dates of birth and Wyoming Medicaid numbers, from dozens of people. The defendants allegedly used the information from dozens of people to forge multiple prescriptions for Neupogen and other medications used in treatment of cancer and AIDS.

The forged prescriptions were presented to pharmacies throughout the Atlanta area, including Walgreens, Publix, CVS, Eckerd and Kroger. Allegedly, Collie and Scott also recruited an employee of at least one of the pharmacies to help facilitate the scheme. The pharmacy employee has pleaded guilty and is cooperating with authorities.

As a result of this prescription fraud, the Wyoming Medicaid system has been billed about $1.1 million for the medications that Collie and Scott obtained fraudulently. Reportedly, the doctors and pharmacies are cooperating with authorities in the investigation.

The indictment charges Collie and Scott with 20 counts of health care fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud. The charges have a maximum prison sentence of 10 years and a $250,000 fine per count.

Charges of a crime are allegations. Defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.