EAST ST. LOUIS — A Madison woman has pleaded guilty to a one-count indictment charging that she engaged in a scheme to commit health care fraud.
In a press release, U.S. Attorney Stephen R. Wigginton said Angela Jones, 51, of Madison, will face up to 10 years of imprisonment, a fine of up to $250,000 and up to three years of supervised release. Sentencing has been set for 2:30 p.m. July 10, in U.S. District Court in East St. Louis.
During her plea hearing, Jones admitted that she submitted fraudulent bills in regard to the providing of personal assistant services in the Home Services Program, a Medicaid program designed to allow individuals to stay in their homes instead of entering a nursing home. Jones admitted she actually was incarcerated while she was billing the Home Services Program.
The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Illinois State Police, Medicaid Fraud Control Bureau. The cases were prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Ranley R. Killian and Michael Hallock.