Three indicted, accused of scheming for Medicare dollars

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JACKSON, Tenn. — Three West Tennesseans including a long-time educator were indicted in federal court, accused of scheming to collect Medicare dollars. The indictment said Sandra Bailey and Calvin Bailey, principal at Medina Elementary School, paid illegal kickbacks to Cindy Mallard, who was the office manager at Medina Family Medical Clinic. Mallard is accused of giving the couple a list of Medicare card-holders, whom they reportedly targeted to spend their benefits. A local advocate for seniors warns to always be wary. “A lot of the population does suffer from memory impairments, and it’s very important that we remember to contact our physician before we take part in any type of outside agency,” said Danna Jones of Forest Cove Nursing and Rehab. All three appeared Wednesday in federal court and were released on bond.

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