Texas psychologist Mercy Chieza gets three years prison for Medicaid fraud; must repay $664,000 in ill-got gains

March 11, 2010

WACO - A local psychologist was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison for healthcare fraud and money laundering.

Mercy Chieza, owner of Chieza Psychological Services in Waco, executed a scheme to defraud the Texas Medicaid Program.

She admitted in 2009 to submitting multiple fraudulent billing and filing claims for services she did not perform.

The 55-year old must also serve a supervised release following her prison term, and pay back $664,000 to the Texas Medicaid Program.

Source: By Louis Ojeda Jr., "Waco psychologist sentenced to three years," as posted on website of Waco NewsChannel25, http://www.kxxv.com/Global/story.asp?S=12126333


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