Louisville resident going to prison for Medicaid fraud - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Louisville resident going to prison for Medicaid fraud

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Labeatris Estes, 31, of Louisville, is going to prison for Medicaid Fraud. Estes pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of Medicaid Fraud before Rankin County Circuit Court Judge William E. Chapman, III.

As a result, Estes was sentenced to five years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections with one year to serve, four years suspended and five years of supervised probation on each count to run concurrently. 

Estes was also ordered to pay $10,920 in restitution, $32,760 for damages, $1,431.50 in court costs and $500 to the Victims Compensation Fund.

The Attorney General’s investigation showed that Estes claimed to be providing services to a Medicaid beneficiary; however, those services were not provided. She submitted more than $10,000 in claims for home and community services to Southern Healthcare for work never performed. As a result, claims were submitted to Medicaid for payment.

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