Health care fraud conviction, sentencing announced

RALEIGH — Attorney General Josh Stein announced Wednesday that Lakeisha Shameika Jones pleaded guilty to fraud by a medical assistance provider and obtaining property by false pretenses.

Jones was sentenced to eight to 19 months in prison and suspended for 36 months of supervised probation by Judge William Bland in Wayne County Superior Court.

“This individual defrauded the Medicaid program and wasted taxpayer money,” Stein said. “My office will hold accountable businesses and people that break the law and commit fraud.”

Source: Health care fraud conviction, sentencing announced / The News-Herald

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