Mom, dad, son sent to prison for Tennessee health care fraud

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) — Three family members have been sentenced to prison in Tennessee for defrauding federal health care programs of millions of dollars by selling back braces and power wheelchairs to people who did not need them in three states.

Sandra Bailey, her husband, Calvin and son Bryan were convicted after a three-week trial in February in Jackson, Tennessee.

The Baileys told patients in Tennessee, Kentucky and Mississippi that they could receive power wheelchairs and back braces at no cost, though Medicare. The Baileys falsified medical and financial records to make it appear patients were qualified.

The U.S. attorney’s office said Friday that Sandra Bailey has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison. Her husband received a sentence of three years and nine months, and her son was sentenced to seven years.

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