This Woman Didn’t Let Prison Get in the Way of a Good Scam

Alexis Norman did not let prison get in the way of a good scam. The Midlothian woman was sentenced in 2016 to nearly nine years in federal prison for stealing the identities of counselors to bill the government millions for psychotherapy sessions with children that never happened. But even before she started serving her sentence, Norman, 48, went back to work with the exact same Medicaid billing scam, federal authorities said. While behind bars in Fort Worth for the first fraud, Norman used the prison email and phone systems, in-person visits, and secret codes to pass on information to a friend and accomplice for the second fraud, court records say. She was sentenced Thursday to 30 years in federal prison. It's a lengthy sentence for a white-collar financial scheme. Her attorney suggested it could also be considered cruel and unusual. But the judge and prosecutor saw it another way. "Ms. Norman is a brazen fraudster," said Assistant U.S. Attorney Douglas Brasher.   Continue reading...

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