EAST ST. LOUIS — A Brighton woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to engaging in a scheme to defraud a health care program.
In a press release Wednesday, U.S. Attorney Stephen R. Wigginton said sentencing for Jessica A. Teets, 27, has been set for Feb. 9 in U.S. District Court in East Saint Louis. She faces up to 10 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, and up to three years of supervised release.
During her plea hearing, Teets admitted she had submitted false and fraudulent bills in relation to her alleged performance of personal assistant services in the Illinois Home Services Program, a Medicaid Waiver Program designed to allow individuals to stay in their homes instead of entering a nursing home. Teets admitted to falsely billing the program between Dec. 7, 2012, and June 30, 2014, falsely claiming she had rendered personal assistant services to a customer. As a result, Teets improperly billed 111 hours of services and obtained $1,312 in payments for services not performed.
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