FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jackson, MS - A Leakesville woman is facing forgery charges, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.
Misty Dawn Walley, 32, a Certified Nursing Assistant, working as a home health provider, turned herself in to investigators with the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit on Tuesday following indictment by the George County Grand Jury on one count of “uttering a forgery”. The indictment alleges that Walley “uttered and published as true” a check on the account of the person she had been caring for, in the sum of $230 when she “knew the same to be false, forged and counterfeit.”
Walley was booked into the George County jail. No bond has been set. If convicted, she faces up to 10 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 of the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. Prosecution of the case will be handled by Special Assistant Attorney General Garland Lyell.