Two sentenced for Medicare fraud

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Two people have been sentenced for their roles in a health care fraud scheme.

Eunice Sparrow, 68, and Uniecesco Smith, 30, both admitted to signing fake delivery tickets and documents over a two year period while working for A&A Durable Medical Supply in Plaquemine.  The documents were then used to send claims to Medicare for reimbursement.

Sparrow was sentenced to one year and one day behind bars.  Smith will spend 14 months in prison and a $7,500 fine.  Both will have to pay restitution.

The owner of the company, Linda Jackson is awaiting sentencing.

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