Nash County Woman Ordered To Pay Back $1.7 Million For Medicare Fraud

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A Nash County woman will have to pay more than $1.7million in restitution after pleading guilty to health care fraud.

The U.S. Attorney's Office says Donna Dickens was sentenced to 5 years in prison plus restitution penalties for receiving more than a million dollars in fraudulent claims from medicare. The scheme ran from January 2005 until march of 2010 while Dickens was doing business as Dickens Health Care Supplies.

The 55-year-old Nashville woman will serve three years supervised release after her prison sentence.