Madison Woman Sentenced for Healthcare Fraud
Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today, that Angela Jones, 51, of Madison, Illinois, was sentenced on July 10, 2015, for engaging in a scheme to commit health care fraud by defrauding the Home Services Program, which is a Medicaid Waiver Program designed to allow individuals to stay in their homes instead of entering a nursing home.
Jones was sentenced to two years in federal prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release. In addition, Jones must pay a special assessment of $100, and restitution in the amount of $13,401.05. Jones pled guilty in United States District Court to the charges on March 12, 2015. At the plea she admitted that she had submitted false and fraudulent bills in regard to the providing of personal assistant services in the Home Services Program, a Medicaid Waiver Program designed to allow individuals to stay in their homes instead entering a nursing home. Jones admitted that she was actually incarcerated while she was billing the Home Services Program.
The investigation was conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, the Illinois State Police, Medicaid Fraud Control Bureau, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Ranley R. Killian and Michael Hallock.