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Jackson Resident Goes to Prison for Medicaid Fraud

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JACKSON, Miss. - A Jackson resident is going to prison forMedicaidd fraud, according to Attorney General Jim Hood.

31-year-old Barbara Jones pleaded guilty to three counts of Medicaid fraud in court Tuesday.

Jones was sentenced to five years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections, with one to serve and four suspended. She will also have five years of post release supervision for each count of fraud.

Jones was also arrested to pay more than $28,000 in restitution and a penalty of more than $84,000 to be paid during the five years of post release supervision.

The Attorney General’s investigation showed that Jones was defrauding Medicaid by billing for prescription glasses for over 130 children who never received the glasses. Most of the children did not even need glasses, officials say.

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