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AG Fitch announces two sentencings for Medicaid fraud

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Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch

Attorney General Lynn Fitch recently announced two sentencings in Medicaid fraud cases this past week.

On August 17, Regina Thomas of Bolton, Mississippi was sentenced and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $4,091,208.09. Thomas was a licensed practical nurse from Jackson who operated Total Healthcare Network. She was sentenced for over-billing and billing for services not rendered.

The second sentencing was that of Kimberly Chain. Her sentencing was passed on August 19. Chain was a certified nursing assistant at the State Veterans Home in Oxford. She was sentenced for exploiting money and items from a veteran resident of the home in excess of $2,500.

“When healthcare workers defraud Medicaid, they not only cheat the taxpayers who support the program; they also violate their responsibilities to the people who depend on it. And, they violate a very special trust when they commit fraud against the very seniors in their care,” said Fitch in a statement.

 

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