The owner of Change Your World Mental Health in Jackson and a licensed social worker employed by the company have been charged with Medicaid fraud and conspiracy to commit Medicaid fraud, attorney Jim Hood said.

Hood said they were arraigned in Hinds County Circuit Court on Friday.

Shirley Daniels, 63, the owner of the company, and Angelia Haydel, 47, of Madison were arrested in May for five counts of Medicaid fraud and one count of conspiracy, Hood said. 

The women each face possible sentences of five years in prison, $5,000 in fines for conspiracy counts, and five years in prison and $50,000 in fines for each Medicaid fraud count, Hood said.

Hood said the women could be required to pay restitution and penalties to the Medicaid program of more than $51,000.

2 women charged with medicaid fraud
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