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Chesterfield Woman Sentenced for Defrauding Medicaid of More than $200,000

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. – A Chesterfield woman was sentenced today to 84 months in prison for defrauding Virginia Medicaid of $211,176.96 in a home health care fraud scheme that lasted over seven years.

According to court documents, from 2013 to 2021, Virginia Jackson-Wallace, 65, fraudulently billed Medicaid when she claimed two family members were providing home health care to her and two other Medicaid recipients when, in fact, they were not providing home health care. The defendant knowingly submitted over 200 fraudulent timesheets to Medicaid that falsely claimed an aggregate 22,938 hours of home health care that was not provided. To facilitate her scheme, the defendant opened joint bank accounts with the two purported aides but maintained exclusive control over these bank accounts, and thus exclusive control over the funds of her fraudulent scheme. The defendant had over 50 prior felony convictions, most of them related to a variety of fraud schemes.

After Jackson-Wallace pleaded guilty to this scheme and while on pretrial release, she deposited two fraudulent checks and withdrew funds the bank credited to her account as a result. The Court subsequently found the defendant in violation of the terms of her pretrial release, and revoked the defendant’s bond, ordering her held in prison pending sentencing.

Jessica D. Aber, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Maureen R. Dixon, Special Agent in Charge of the Office of Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); and Jason Miyares, Attorney General of Virginia, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge M. Hannah Lauck.

The Medicaid Fraud Control Unit provided significant assistance in this case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Shea Gibbons prosecuted the case.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information are located on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 3:21-cr-73.

Updated October 4, 2023

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