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Woman billed Medicaid for prescription glasses for 130 children who didn't need them

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Barbara Jones  Source: MS Attorney General's Office Barbara Jones Source: MS Attorney General's Office
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Thirty-one year old Barbara Jones of Jackson pleaded guilty to three counts of Medicaid fraud before Hinds County Circuit Court Judge Jeff Weill Tuesday . 

Jones was sentenced to five years in prison, one to serve, four suspended, and five years of post release supervision per count to run concurrently. 

Jones was also ordered to pay $28,158.61 in restitution and a penalty of $84,475.83, 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.

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