FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jackson, MS—A Holly Springs nurse has been indicted on three counts of acquiring or obtaining possession of controlled substance or prescription by misrepresentation, fraud and the like, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.
Sandra Hangey, 41, of Holly Springs turned herself in to authorities Thursday after being indicted by a Marshall County Grand Jury. She was booked into the Marshall County jail and released on her own recognizance. At the time the crimes are alleged to have been committed, Hangey was working as an RN for Gentiva Home Health Agency. She is alleged to have taken narcotics from her patients while making home visits.
If convicted of the charges, Hangey faces a maximum of 15 years in prison and $3,000 in fines. As with all cases, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
This case was investigated by Investigator Joe Sanderson and will be prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorney General Sue Perry of the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.