- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 17, 2016

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A 31-year-old Louisville woman is going to prison for Medicaid fraud.

Attorney General Jim Hood, in a news release Tuesday, said Labeatris Estes pleaded guilty to two counts of Medicaid fraud before Rankin County Circuit Court Judge William E. Chapman, III.

Chapman then sentenced her to five years in prison, suspending four years, and ordered five years of supervised probation. She 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.

Hood’s office says 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.

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