- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 1, 2015

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A Ridgeland woman is going to prison for Medicaid fraud.

Attorney General Jim Hood said Tuesday that 46-year-old Theresa Lane Fisher pleaded guilty to two counts of Medicaid fraud before Rankin County Circuit Court Judge John Emfinger on Monday.

As a result, Hood says Fisher was sentenced to 11 years in prison, with six years suspended and five years of probation. Fisher was also ordered to pay $803,744 in restitution, a penalty of $2.4 million and a $1,000 fine.

Hood’s investigation showed that Fisher was acting as a medical director for a hospice care company and certifying patients for hospice while only being qualified to be a physician’s assistant. Fisher also billed the Medicaid program for visits while her license as a physician’s assistant was suspended.

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