Former Madison County Resident Arrested for Medicaid Fraud
A former Madison County resident has been arrested following indictment for Medicaid Fraud and Mail/Wire Fraud, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.
Theresa Lane Fisher, 46, formerly of Madison County, was arrested Tuesday by investigators with the Attorney General’s Office Medicaid Fraud Control Unit with assistance from the Madison County Sheriff’s Department. Fisher was booked into the Madison County jail and posted a $35,000 bond. The arrest followed Fisher’s indictment by the Madison County Grand Jury on four counts of Medicaid Fraud and three counts of Mail/Wire Fraud.
The defendant is accused in the indictment of falsely claiming to be a licensed physician’s assistant while working at a downtown Jackson medical clinic. The total loss to the Medicaid program is alleged to be over $300,000. If convicted, Fisher faces up to 35 years behind bars (five years on each count). As with all cases, the charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
The case is being investigated by and prosecuted by the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office Medicaid Control Fraud Unit.