A federal court has sentenced an Alton woman to prison time and home confinement for health care fraud. 46 year old Roslyn James was sentenced in U.S. District Court in East St. Louis to four months in prison and four months of home confinement. She must also pay restitution of more than $50,500.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office of Southern Illinois says James previously pleaded guilty to submitting false and fraudulent bills in regard to the providing of personal assistant services in the Home Services Program, a Medicaid Waiver Program designed to allow individuals to stay in their homes instead of entering a nursing home. James admitted that she falsely billed the program for services that were supposed to have been provided to her son, but the person she claimed as having provided the services lived in California. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General and the Illinois State Police Medicaid Fraud Control Bureau conducted the investigation.