FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jackson, MS-Attorney General Jim Hood today announced two arrests following investigations by the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.
Denise Sinquefield, age 41, of Hernando, MS, turned herself into the Desoto County Sheriffs Department after being indicted by a Desoto County Grand Jury on one count of acquiring or obtaining possession of controlled substance or prescription by misrepresentation, fraud and the like. She was released on a $10,000 bond. At the time of the alleged crime, Sinquefield was working as an RN at Desoto County Baptist Hospital. She is alleged to have signed out, without dispensing to the patient, approximately 3 to 7 mg of Dilaudid, a schedule 2 controlled substance, which she converted to her own use. If convicted Sinquefield faces a maximum of five years in prison and up to a $1,000 fine.
This case is being investigated by Eddie Boyd of the Attorney General?s MFCU and will be prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorney General Sue Perry.
In a separate case, LaDerrick Rencher, age 36, of Meridian, MS, was arrested by Lauderdale County SO after being indicted by a Lauderdale County grand jury on one count of felony sexual battery of a mentally defective person and one count of knowingly exposing another person to HIV. He is being held without bond and, if convicted, faces up to 40 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.
This case is being investigated by Trey Rodgers of the Attorney General’s MFCU and is being prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorney General Sue Perry.
As with all cases, the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.