CHARLOTTE — Two Charlotte-area women have been sentenced to prison for their roles in Medicaid fraud schemes that federal prosecutors say cheated the federal government out of millions of dollars.
Prosecutors say 39-year-old Victoria Finney Brewton of Shelby was sentenced Wednesday to more than nine years in prison. Twenty-seven-year-old Rodnisha Sade Cannon of Charlotte was sentenced to eight and a half years.
The women pleaded guilty last year to charges including health care fraud conspiracy. Prosecutors say they stole Medicaid recipient numbers of children and provider information of people licensed to counsel patients, then used that information to bill the government for services and after-school programs that never happened.
Brewton was ordered to pay more than $7 million in restitution. Cannon was ordered to repay the government $2.5 million.