FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jackson, MSA - Jackson County nurse has been arrested after allegedly taking drugs from a patient, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.
Christina Henderson, 44, of Vancleave was taken into custody recently by investigators with the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit following indictment by a Jackson County indictment. The indictment alleges that Henderson, while employed as an LPN at the Ocean Springs Nursing Center, took Norco (also known as hydrocodone) from a patient and converted it to her own use.
Henderson was booked into the Perry County jail to await transport to Jackson County. If convicted, Henderson faces not less than one year and up to five years behind bars. As with all cases, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
The case is being investigated by Jamie Patrick and will be prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorney General Brad McCullouch of the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Division.