VA nurse gets 5 yearsfor bogus worker’s comp claims

A VA nurse from Glennwood, will serve five years in federal prison and must repay $450,000 in federal funds she received by filing bogus worker’s compensation claims, the U.S. attorney said.

Loretta Smith, 41, pleaded guilty Feb. 26 to two counts of mail fraud in the mailing of the fraudulent claims and Senior U.S. District Judge Dudley H. Bowen sentenced her Friday in Dublin, where Smith had worked as a nurse at the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center.

In a charging document, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said that Smith had filed claims between July 2009 and February 2013 in which she falsely asserted she been injured on the job and had traveled for medical treatment and had paid for the treatment.

jacksonville.com.

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