United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for False Statements Relating to Health Care Matters, Aggravated Identity Theft, Health Care Fraud, and Obtaining or Attempting to Obtain Controlled Substances by Fraud.
Tiffany Mills, age 43, was indicted on May 24, 2016. Mills appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Daneta Wollmann on May 27, 2016, and pleaded not guilty to the Indictment.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 10 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
The charges relate to Mills using the identifications of other people to obtain prescriptions of controlled substances in South Dakota between June and October of 2014.
The charges are merely accusations and Mills is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General. Assistant U.S. Attorney Megan Poppen is prosecuting the case.
Mills was released on bond pending trial. A trial date has been set for August 2, 2016.