A federal grand jury has indicted a Nashville woman in an alleged $1.1 million health care fraud scheme.
Authorities say Candyce Jones, through her company Merrilee Healthcare, submitted claims to both Medicare and TennCare for psychotherapy and other services that were either not provided or were provided by unlicensed individuals.
Also listed in the indictment are allegations that Jones fraudulently used both the Social Security number of a purported beneficiary and a doctor provider identification number when submitting the claims. Documents also charge that in December of 2007 Jones withdrew a portion of the allegedly ill-gotten gains to purchase local real estate.
News of this indictment comes just two months after of a pair of defendants pleaded guilty  to very similar charges.
Federal authorities arrested Jones this morning and she is expected to make a preliminary appearance before Judge Clifton Knowles this afternoon. If convicted, she will face up to 12 years in prison.
At the time of publication, it was not yet known whether Jones has retained legal representation. NashvillePost.com will update this story as more details become available