Two women arraigned on Medicaid Fraud Charges - WLBT.com - Jackson, MS

Two women arraigned on Medicaid Fraud Charges

Angela Haydel - Source: MS Attorney General Angela Haydel - Source: MS Attorney General
Shirley Daniels - Source: MS Attorney General Shirley Daniels - Source: MS Attorney General
JACKSON, MS (WLBT) -

According to Attorney General Jim Hood, the owner of a Hinds County mental health provider and a licensed social worker employed by the company were formally charged today with Medicaid fraud and conspiracy to commit Medicaid fraud.

63-year-old, Shirley Daniels, of Jackson, and 47-year-old, Angelia Haydel, 47, of Madison, were arrested in May for five counts of Medicaid fraud and one count of conspiracy.

They were arraigned today in Hinds County Circuit Court.

Daniels is owner of Change Your World Mental Health in Jackson.

Haydel is a licensed clinical social worker.

Haydel is accused of conspiring with Daniels to submit claims on behalf of Change Your World to the state Medicaid program for mental-health services that Haydel did not provide.

The women each face possible sentences of five years in prison and $5,000 in fines for the conspiracy counts, and five years in prison and $50,000 in fines for each Medicaid fraud count.

In addition, they could be required to pay restitution and penalties to the Medicaid program of more than $51,000.

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