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Houston woman sentenced for Medicaid fraud

A 42-year-old Chickasaw County nurse is headed to prison for one year after pleading guilty to Medicaid fraud.

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood said in a news release Tuesday Cheryl Renee Hamblet, of Houston, appeared before Choctaw County Circuit Court Judge Joseph Loper Jr. on Monday and pleaded guilty to one count of Medicaid fraud and one count of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud.

She was sentenced to three years on each count in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections, with one year to serve and two years suspended on post-release supervision.

Hamblet’s sentences will run concurrently. She was also ordered to pay $500 to the Office of the Attorney General for investigative fees and court costs.

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