A Madison woman was sentenced Friday for engaging in a scheme to commit health care fraud by defrauding the Home Services Program, a Medicaid waiver program designed to allow individuals to stay in their homes instead of entering a nursing home.
In a press release Monday, U.S. Attorney Stephen R. Wigginton said Angela Jones, 51, was sentenced to two years in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release. Jones also must pay a special assessment of $100 and $13,401 in restitution.
Jones pleaded guilty to the charges March 12 in federal court. She admitted submitting fraudulent bills in regard to the providing of personal assistant services in the Home Services Program. Jones admitted she was actually incarcerated while she was billing the 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 U.S. Attorneys Ranley R. Killian and Michael Hallock.