EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) - A southwestern Illinois woman faces up to a decade in federal prison after admitting she schemed to defraud the federal government while providing home assistance to disabled adults.
Forty-five-year-old Karashia Tabbs of Cahokia pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court in East St. Louis to one count of engaging in a scheme to commit health care fraud.
Prosecutors say Tabbs admitted that over the last half of 2012, she submitted fraudulent bills related to her alleged providing of services under Medicaid's Home Services Program.
Authorities say the person Tabbs claimed to have been caring for in Illinois actually was living in Texas.
Tabbs also faces up to $250,000 in fines when sentenced Jan. 23.
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)